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Private Eyes Dumb Britain 2
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    Private Eyes Dumb Britain 2

    A selection.

    PRESENTER: Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

    CALLER: Leonardo di Caprio.

    (2CR FM)
    More...Revealed: The student howlers that show our dumbed down exams are still too much for some pupils

    PRESENTER: Was the Tyrannosaurus Rex a carnivore or a herbivore?

    CONTESTANT: No, it was a dinosaur.
    (Are You Smarter Than A Ten-Year-Old?)

    ANNE ROBINSON: What type of bear lives in the Arctic?

    CONTESTANT (after much thought): Penguin.
    (The Weakest Link)
    ANNE ROBINSON: What was the principal language used by the ancient Romans?

    CONTESTANT: Greek.

    (The Weakest Link)
    DOMESTIC SCIENCE PRESENTER: Emmental and Double Gloucester are both types of what?

    CALLER: Banks.

    (Breakfast Toaster Quiz, Heart FM)
    ENGLISH LITERATURE JEREMY PAXMAN: Of all Beatrix Potter's books, which is the only one to feature a human in the title?

    ANTONY BEEVOR (author and historian): Peter Rabbit (Celebrity edition of University Challenge)
    (BBC Radio 2)

    ANNE ROBINSON: What 'B' was a pseudonym used by Charles Dickens?

    CONTESTANT: Bart Simpson.

    FILM STUDIES STEVE WRIGHT: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loincloth did he play?

    CALLER: Jesus.

    ANNE ROBINSON: The point on a golf club or a tennis racket that gives the best contact is alliteratively known as the what spot?

    CONTESTANT: The g-spot.

    ANNE ROBINSON: In 1975 the first black tennis player to win the Wimbledon Men's Singles title was Arthur who?

    CONTESTANT: Askey.

    ANNE ROBINSON: Who won the U.S. Open Tennis Championship wearing a black dress modelled on Audrey Hepburn's in Breakfast at Tiffany's?

    CONTESTANT: Roger Federer.

    (All the Weakest Link)
    PRESENTER: Name the festival started in 1895 by Sir Henry Wood.

    CALLER: Glastonbury.

    One contestant confused Muslim cleric Abu Hamza with Yusuf Islam
    (LBC 97.3FM)
    PRESENTER: What name does Cat Stevens go under now? I'll give you a clue, he became a Muslim...

    CALLER: Abu Hamza?
    DARREN DAY: What area of Germany is the cake named after, made with chocolate, cream, kirsch and cherries?

    CONTESTANT: Belgium?
    (Spin Star, ITV1)

    PRESENTER: What is the capital of Cuba?

    CALLER: Ermmm...

    PRESENTER: Take your time.

    CALLER: Ermmm...

    PRESENTER: Go on, have a guess.

    CALLER: Is it Belgium?

    PRESENTER: Er, not quite.

    (Sun FM, Sunderland)
    DALE WINTON: Alderney and Sark - are they part of the Channel Islands?

    CONTESTANT: Ooooh! Is that the English Channel? I don't know, are there islands in the English Channel? I've never heard of any. France - that's near the English Channel isn't it?
    (In It To Win It, BBC1)

    ANNE ROBINSON: Pakistan was part of which other state until it achieved independence in 1947?

    CONTESTANT: Bulgaria.

    (The Weakest Link)
    DAVE LEE TRAVIS: In which European country are there people called Walloons?

    CALLER: Wales.
    QUIZMASTER: Where is the Sea of Tranquility?

    CONTESTANT: Ibiza. (RI:SE, Channel 4)

    ANNE ROBINSON: What kind of dozen is 13?

    CONTESTANT: Half a dozen.
    (The Weakest Link)


    STEVE WRIGHT: On what part of the body is a lobotomy performed?
    CONTESTANT: The bottom.

    (BBC Radio 2)

    HISTORY PRESENTER: What was the date of the Battle of Hastings?

    CONTESTANT: Ooooh! Er.... was it 1974?

    (Galaxy Radio, Leeds)
    ANNE ROBINSON: Which English queen rode a chariot with knives on the wheels?

    CONTESTANT (full of confidence): Victoria!

    (The Weakest Link)
    PRESENTER: Which ancient army was discovered in China in 1974?
    CONTESTANT: The Territorial Army.
    (Metro Radio)
    One quiz contestant was unable to name Tony Blair's predecessor
    PRESENTER: What was Hitler's first name?

    CONTESTANT: Heil. (BBC Radio Merseyside)
    (Breeze FM)
    ANNE ROBINSON: What 'T' did British POWs use to escape from Second World War German prison camps?

    CONTESTANT: I don't know. Was it herbal?
    (The Weakest Link)
    POLITICS PRESENTER: Who was the Prime Minister before Tony Blair?
    CALLER: George Bush.
    (Viking FM)
    PRESENTER: Name Prince Charles's younger sister.

    CALLER: Is it Camelia?
    (The Ugly Phil Breakfast Show, Kerrang! Radio)
    RELIGIOUS STUDIES PRESENTER: What religion was Guy Fawkes?

    CALLER: Jewish.

    PRESENTER: That's close enough.

    ANNE ROBINSON: In Roman Catholicism, baptism, confirmation and matrimony are three of the seven what?

    CONTESTANT: Deadly sins.
    (The Weakest Link)
    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ANNE ROBINSON: What man made structure built during the 3rd century BC is often said to be visible from space?

    CONTESTANT: The Millennium Dome.

    One contestant on The Weakest Link thought the Millenium Dome, not the Great Wall of China, pictured, was visible from space
    (The Weakest Link)
    Presenter: Which prominent Birmingham family had a toposcope constructed in 1923 for the top of Beacon Hill in Lickey Hills?

    CALLER: The Osbournes.
    (BBC Radio WM)
    GENERAL STUDIES TERRY WOGAN: Which Duke resides at Woburn Abbey?

    CONTESTANT: Hazzard. (Wogan's Perfect Recall, Channel 4)
    PRESENTER: According to legend, who shot an apple off the top of his son's head?

    CONTESTANT: Well, straightaway I'm thinking of Isaac Newton.
    (Are You Smarter Than A Ten
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    My favourite was

    Q. State three drawbacks of hedgerow removal

    A. 1) The cows will escape
    2) The cars drive into the fields
    3) There is nowhere to hide.

    Genius, give that pupil an A*

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    This would be funny if not so sad. We have been dumbing down education for years, creating an underclass that are unable form opinions for themselves. The media outlets toe the party line, failing to ask the obvious questions and Joe can not see what is happening before his very eyes.

    It will not be long before the next shoe falls.
    Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake. WC FIELDS (1880-1946)


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