LONDON (Reuters) - Question: What was Gandhi’s first name? Contestant’s answer: Goosey Goosey.
Warning to all those know-alls who shout at the television screen when contestants offer dumb answers to blindingly obvious questions — one day that could be you.
From regional radio shows to “Who Wants To be a Millionaire?” and “University Challenge,” people make fools of themselves — as internet site www.jumpingjacksbar.com found in collating some of the worst howlers.
Here are leading contenders for the “Dumb Down” gold medal:
Presenter: What happened in Dallas on November 22,1963?
Contestant: I don’t know, I wasn’t watching it then
Presenter: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?
Contestant: Forrest Gump
Presenter: In which country is Mount Everest?
Contestant: Er, it’s not in Scotland is it?
Presenter: Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the
name of a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci
Contestant: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Presenter: In which European city was the first opera house
opened in 1637?
Presenter: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and
Contestant: (after long pause) Fourteen days
Presenter: Where did the D-Day landings take place?
Contestant: (after pause) Pearl Harbor?
Presenter: What is the currency in India
Presenter: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which
jungle-swinging character clad only in a loin cloth did he
Editing by Steve Addison