From today’s Weakest Link:
Anne Robinson: In 1743, which British King was the last to lead an army into battle: Edward VIII or George II?
Contestant: Edward VIII
From a Celebrity Weakest Link shown over Christmas:
Anne Robinson: What is the sum of the number of sides of a square and the number of sides of a triangle?
Edwina Currie: The hypotenuse.
I’ve sent these to Private Eye for consideration for their Dumb Britain column.
2 responses to “Dumb Britain”
How is that dumb? Not everyone was taught in the British schools and memorised the names, numbers and years of all the kings and queens.
Re: First one
I wondered whether someone would say that. I think the first one’s dumb because Edward VIII is famous for abdicating to marry a divorcee, and it was only in 1936. You don’t need a degree in royalty to know the answer.
(Mind you, there was a time I could recite the names and dates of all monarchs since 1066. I can still do some of them, but the rest have been pushed out of my brain by TV trivia.)