The BBC Magazine has a strange little long-standing contest (called Lunchtime Bonus Question) wherein it poses an answer, and you come up with the question, in semi-Jeopardy fashion. Today’s entry is, however, some of the more spectacularly wrong answers of the year. They are all worth reading, but here are a few of my favorites:
The answer: “SIX FOR WOMEN, FIVE FOR MEN”
If sat alone in a room with a tea cosy – how many minutes before an individual tries it on as a hat?
Dave Williams, Prudhoe,UK
The answer: “INSINCERE, ARROGANT, UNTRUSTWORTHY, MANIPULATIVE, REMORSELESS, IMPATIENT, ERRATIC, UNRELIABLE, DRAMATIC, UNETHICAL, BULLYING”
The wedding’s off, then?
Dave Godfrey, Swindon
Sam , Stockport
As well as “pedantic”, what words can my ex not spell?
Mike Yeaman, Newcastle upon Tyne
…. seeks similar
The answer: “WARDROBE MALFUNCTION”
Christ, the place is full of lions and witches. What’s happened?
The answer: “1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004”
Nostradamus spreads his bets…
Previous completion dates for the Olympic Stadium in Athens?
Alice Solomon, London, UK