Sunday, 25 January 2009

Great Moments in Trivia

Kew Hotel, November 2008

Q: Name the countries of Africa which begin with C

Our answer: Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Cote D'Ivoire

Their answer: Cape Verde, Comoros (whoops, missed those two), Congo, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Cote D'Ivoire

Apparently, according to these super geniuses, there's only one Congo - which must come as a shock to the people of whichever one doesn't really exist - and Chad isn't actually in Africa despite being bordered by such notable African nations as Libya, Sudan, Cameroon and Nigeria. I think the guy who was reading the questions panicked when he realised he'd been stooged by the people who wrote them and blurted out something about Chad being "in the Mediterranean". Lovely stuff.

Lovely, but completely and utterly farcical.

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