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
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.