I challenge you

Published August 29, 2006

A few years ago, my friend and I would spend a lot of time watching University Challenge.

We would shout out all kinds of crazy answers, the first things that came into our heads, and very occasionally, we’d get the answer right. We would count up our scores and be chuffed if we got five between us out of a half hour programme of questions.

You see, the thing with this quiz show, is that the questions are so complicated, that I’ve usually forgotten the beginning by the time they get to the end. And it’s very rare that I actually know the answer to a question.

Fast forward to yesterday and University Challenge was on. I started shouting out all kinds of answers and Mr C looked at me in disbelief.

Apparently, I’m supposed to sit and listen to the question, think about what might be a relevant answer and then take an educated guess.

That doesn’t sound like much fun at all!

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