Sunday, 29 January 2017

Dumb Britain

The following entries to the Private Eye's 'Dumb Britain' column had me in stitches although I couldn't decide on a favourite, being torn between Samson's arm and Tsarina Peter the Great.. 


The Chase, ITV

Bradley Walsh: What common childhood disease involves the swelling of the salivary glands?

Contestant: Smallpox.

Bradley Walsh: Samson lost his strength after what was cut off?

Contestant: His arm.

Bradley Walsh: Who was the last Tsarina of Russia?

Contestant: Peter the Great.

Bradley Walsh: Which 18th century highwayman's surname is an anagram of the word "turnip"?

Contestant: Pass.