You know, I was thinking the other day that we never hear the phrase "the dumbing down of America" anymore. Have we gotten smarter? I don't think so. In fact, if this article is accurate, the dumbness has spread internationally.
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