Come on, fess up, how often have you screamed "you blithering idiot" at the tele when a contestant gets a quiz question horribly wrong?
My latest victim of vitriol was a young female on The Chaser who, when asked where Amy Johnson landed in Australia on her first solo flight from London in 1941, chose Perth instead of Darwin "because it's closer to England."
"Sarah" was all of 600 kilometres south of the correct answer, but really my dear, any map of our great land will show that Darwin is at the top end and Perth is at the bottom. It's one of those questions you might think is impossible to get wrong.
But let's be charitable enough to reserve a grudging sympathy for those with more wish than wisdom, who risk years of viral humiliation on You Tube in their grab for cash, only to be struck dumb when the simplest of answers eludes them.
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Many of their meltdowns have been immortalised.
On the BBC programme Beg, Borrow or Steal, "James" was asked if he knew where Cambridge University was.
"Er, geography isn't my strong point."
The host whispered a second chance: "There's a clue in its title."
On The Weakest Link, "Grace" was asked: "In science, botany is the study of..."
On Sale of the Century (UK), "Connor" reckoned that Hitler's first name was "Heil."
On Family Feud, "Chris" was asked to name something that follows the word "pork?" Pork pie comes quickly to mind, but Chris came up with "cupine," which teeters somewhere between stupidity and genius.
Like rabbits frozen in the glow of headlights, these hapless hopefuls may have panicked under pressure, but these radio contestants became flummoxed in the comfort of their own homes.
"What is the Italian word for motorway?" Answer: "Espresso?"
Another, asked in which European country is Mount Etna, said "Japan!" but given the benefit of the doubt that he may not have heard the question, then said "Mexico."
OK, so here are questions I know online readers will have appropriate answers for. In italics are the answers given by those who left the spotlight empty handed, and their quizmasters gobsmacked.
1 Name an animal with three letters in its name? Frog
2 Name a famous Willy? The Pooh
3 Name a bird with a big neck? Naomi Campbell
4 Name a kind of bear? Poppa
5 What is the capital of France? F
6 What is Ghandi's first name? Goosey
7 How long did the Six Day war between Egypt and Israel last? 14 days
8 Who assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas? JR
9 Where is the Taj Mahal? Opposite the Dental Hospital
10 Of which European city is Lisbon the capital? Australia