Gravestones & Epitaphs

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Not really related but we got a Bedlington Terrier puppy about 6 weeks ago...sorry to derail, please carry on...
 

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On Tipping Point this afternoon, neither of the two remaining contestants knew the answer to this question:

Which member of the Goons had "I told you I was ill" engraved on his headstone?
 
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On Tipping Point this afternoon, neither of the two remaining contestants knew the answer to this question:

Which member of the Goons had "I told you I was ill" engraved on his headstone?
"Mr Goon" :confused:

Tipping Point is a guilty pleasure for me when I have the time. It seems to attract people with little general knowledge who can be guaranteed to come up with some "interesting" answers.
 

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Spike, of course. I didn't even have to look that one up.
I was yelling "Spike Milligan!" at the telly but then Tipping Point has that effect on me.

Tipping Point: 15 of the stupidest ever quiz answers
Ben Shephard’s daytime quiz has featured some of the most unfortunate gameshow fails of all time.


  • By Alex Fletcher
    Last updated: 17 February 2016, 16:22 GMT
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    One of the joys of watching daytime quiz shows is that you can sit at home, occasionally mess up an answer and nobody will know about it.

    Another joy is being able to snigger at the contestants who do mess up and are left with nowhere to hide their shame.

    Ben Shephard’s weekday ITV quiz Tipping Point seems to have more classic blunders and bloopers than any other show on the box at the moment. Let’s just say they don’t have too many Mensa members taking part.

    Here are 15 of the stupidest ever answers on Tipping Point.



    1. Question: Manuel Valls is Prime Minster of which European country?
    Answer: Africa

    2. Question: St Patrick banished snakes from which European country?
    Answer: Spain

    3. Question: In science, which electrical unit is named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta
    Answer: Amp

    4. Question: The Churchill Factor is a novel about which former Prime Minister?
    Answer: Margaret Thatcher

    5. Question: Which tool is used for knocking in nails?
    Answer: A chisel

    6. Question: Who wrote the novel Far From The Madding Crowd?
    Answer: Jilly Cooper

    The daftest, stupidest and funniest quiz show answers of all time

    The 7 worst Pointless answers ever given to Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman

    7. Question: In 1841, who introduced the first package holiday?
    Answer: British Airways

    8. Question: The name of the Queen single is Bohemian…?
    Answer: Devil

    9. Question: In the Bible, Calvary was the site of the crucifixion of which Biblical character?
    Answer: Joan of Arc

    10. Question: Which book by Markus Zusak tells the story of a 10-year-old girl living in Nazi Germany in 1938?
    Answer: The Diary of Anne Frank

    11. Question: In 1955 which British Prime Minister resigned and was replaced by Anthony Eden.
    Answer: John Major.

    12. Question: What was the name of Roy Disney’s famous younger brother?
    Answer: Wally

    13. Question: On a graph, the vertical axis is named after which letter?
    Answer: N

    14. Question: Which Saint is commemorated on the English flag?
    Answer: St David

    15. Question: What day is Christmas day traditionally celebrated in the UK?
    Answer: Wednesday
http://tv.bt.com/tv/tv-news/tipping-point-15-of-the-stupidest-ever-quiz-answers-11364039532430
 

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Ha ha! Some crackers there!

By contrast, today's The Chase had a pretty bright team (one of whom had won Brain of Britain before), and the team kept clear of the Chaser and the three of them went home with thousands of pounds!

(But I expect the Mods will be along shortly and move all this stuff to a TV Quiz thread! :) )
 

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I'm having "I'm So Goth I'm Dead" on mine.

No, I'm not a Goth, but one Halloween I dressed up as one, and a friend wrote that phrase across my back with eyeliner.

Sounded like the perfect epitaph to me. ;)
 

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Builders make grave discovery under floorboards while working on new History Centre
By Sarah_Herald | Posted: April 28, 2017

Old gravestones have been unearthed at a former Plymouth church as demolition work gets underway to convert it into the region's most prestigious art gallery.
St Luke's Church stopped functioning as a place of worship in 1964 and is now being transformed into a brand new cultural and heritage attraction.

But as the floorboards were ripped up, builders made the grave discovery.

Photos: Paul Slater Images

Senior building manager for the project, Kristian Cartwright, said: "We actually always knew they were there under the timber floor. And we always knew they were gravestones only and not graves, and that there were no bodies there.

"The archaeologist was already booked in when we lifted up the floor, so as soon as the timber was up, the archaeologist came in and recorded exactly where everything was, including the size and location of everything, which is plotted alongside all the historical information that we have for the project.
"The stones will then be presented back to the council, which will then put them in its archives."

Asked if the team had found anything else lurking under the floorboards, he said: "We found a couple of nice, old beer bottles from a brewery in Plympton, but they were empty unfortunately.
"Because the floor was rebuilt in the 1960s, anything that might have been under there has already gone. I've worked at quite a few really old buildings and you find things and think, 'Why on earth did they put that there?'"

Tavistock Place, where the church was constructed in 1828, has been temporarily shut off to pedestrians and vehicles as the area is revamped into a pedestrianised plaza.
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http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/bui...mouth-church/story-30300857-detail/story.html
 

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Just stumbled across this while googling for a place in Georgia:

Mob deep: Russian mafia gravestones – in pictures

In Denis Tarasov’s series of grandiose tributes, the graves of Russian gangsters and their families in Yekaterinburg are eerily decorated with cars, jewels and fine wines to flaunt their wealth

https://www.theguardian.com/artandd...ob-deep-russian-mafia-gravestones-in-pictures

I did notice that one guys was standing in front of a Lada, the other showing off his Daewoo to the generations to come. Goes to show that status symbols are subject to sometimes rapid change.
 

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Spike, of course. I didn't even have to look that one up.
Spike had promised for years to have that as his epitaph. I saw him explain it on TV, possibly the Parkinson chat show.

As Spike was a hypochondriac his family didn't take him seriously if he said he felt ill so he'd say 'When I die of this I'm having 'I told you I was ill!' on my grave!'

So the epitaph was his final joke.
 
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