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Family Fortunes – the most stupid answers ever

Now I know that Les Dennis in himself is not that funny but can be considered quite stupid. Especially if you hang around any pub in the North London suburb of Highgate, where you will usually find Les, completely pissed out of his head and having a conversation at the top of his voice with someone 2 feet away from him.

However, he and various other comedians have graced our screens presenting Family Fortunes. Again not such a funny programme in itself, but the stupid answers that people come out with are worthy of a list. Bless all those wonderful contestants, as I am sure we have all said something stupid when under pressure. Although I doubt you were stood next to Les Dennis. Read on punters…..then go hang out in Highgate and confront Les with some stupid moments from his past. He may shout at you though…

An animal you cannot fit into a Mini car: “Mouse..”

A food that has one or more holes in it: “Spaghetti..” (Anthony Costa was no doubt thinking of Spaghetti Hoops. The delightful Costa family also produced the ‘cotton wool’ answer below.)

Something made of wool: “Cotton wool..”

An animal with three letters: “Lion..”

A bad place to fall asleep: “Concrete..”

A French ferry port: “Dover..”

Something you mount: “A mountain..”

Something you lose when you get older: “Your purse..”

A sport which involves throwing something: “Tennis..”

A type of bean: “Lesbian..” (This and the one above were the product of Brian Dowling’s fertile imagination, on a celebrity edition of the show, in which the ‘purse’ answer also arose.)

Something you would play with in the bath: “A bazooka..”

Someone you wouldn’t swear in front of: “Yourself..”

A country where Arabic is spoken: “Nigeria..”

Someone or something whose existence has never been proven: “Hitler..”

A number you might have to memorise: “Seven..”

Something that makes you close your eyes: “Dark..”

Something that comes in pairs: “Rabbits..”

A way of toasting someone: “Over a fire..”

A Boy’s name beginning with the letter J: “Gerald..”

An instrument you can play while walking in the street: “A cello..”

A type of oil: “Sewing-machine oil..”

A word beginning with Z: “Xylophone..”

A slang word for a girl: “Slag..”

An animal with horns: “A bee…”

A medieval weapon: “Hand-grenade..”

Something made of wool: “A sheep..” (Interestingly when this question appeared again in a show aired in November 2009, the ‘sheep’ answer was second most popular among the public surveyed – perhaps influenced by seeing this daft answer so many times over the years.)

Something a bridegroom might wear: “A dress..”

Someone you wouldn’t expect to see in a strip club: “Animals..”

An animal with a long tail: “A rabbit..”

Something a train-spotter would have in his pocket: “A magnifying glass..”

Something you put out for the birds: “Worms..”

A way to prevent snoring: “Put a pillow over his face..”

A word used to describe a very hot day: “A very hot day..”

A song from ‘The Sound Of Music’: “Dancing Queen..”
(Also from the same family: “I wake up each morning..”, “The skies are blue..”, and “Over the hills and far away..”)

Someone who works early hours: “A burglar..”

Something made to be wheeled around: “A hammer..”

A reason for kneeling: “To be beheaded..”

A nickname for a slim person: “Slimmy..”

A measurement of liquid: “Paint..”

Something that’s nice to wear next to your skin: “Pants..”

A famous Dick: “Carrot..”

A wild animal that’s native to Britain: “A bear..”

Something that Father Christmas does when he comes to your house: “Feeds your pets..”

Something that comes in 7’s: “Fingers..”

A vocalist known by only one name: “Michael Jackson..”

A yellow fruit: “Orange..”

An animal beginning with B: “Bullfrog..”

Something associated with Liverpool: “The Yellow Brick Road..”

A boy mentioned in a nursery rhyme: “Little Red Riding Hood..”

Something associated with Queen Victoria: “Her husbands..”

Something you hide in your socks when you go swimming: “Your legs..”

A place you would keep a pen: “A zoo..”

Something you beat: “An apple..”

Something associated with rain: “Water..”

An animal that lives in the English countryside: “A lion..”

Something you make into a ball: “Eggs..”

A game that uses a black ball: “Darts..”

A popular TV soap: “Dove..”

Other than ‘carrier’, a type of bag: “Horse..”

Something you might find in a garage: “a grand piano..”

Something a Frenchman would say: “On Garde..”

A fast animal: “A hippo..”

Something you keep in the garden: “A cat..”

Something that gives you goosebumps: “Mumps..”

A character from Little Red Riding Hood: “Hansel and Gretel..”

Something that has a shell: “Batman..”

Any dance apart from the waltz: “The ball dance..”

Something a policeman might say: “Spread ’em..”

Something that frightens Dracula: “The King of the Vampires..”

A non-living object with legs: “A plant..”

A sign of the Zodiac: “April..”

An animal associated with a nursery rhyme: “Andy Pandy..”

A mode of transport that you can walk in: “Your shoes..”

An animal with big ears: “A bear..”

Something you do on water: “Wallpaper..”

A musical instrument you can play in the bath: “A drum kit..”

Something associated with Egypt: “Cigars..”

A part of your body you only have one of: “Your big toe..”

Something you pull: “A potato..”

An animal used as a form of transport: “A turtle..”

A famous Phil or Philip: “Phil Johnson..”

A habit people try to give up: “Spitting..”

A Thunderbirds character: “Doctor Spock..”

Another TV gameshow with the word ‘family’ in the title: “The Generation Game..”

A seaside resort on the south coast: ” Rio de Janeiro..”

Something you open other than a door: “Your bowels..”

Something with a red light on it: “a Dalek..”

Something that makes you scream: “A squirrel..”

A food than can easily be eaten without chewing: “Chips..”

A type of record: “A floppy disk..”

A type of large cat: “Persian..”

A job that a working dog does: “A slave..”

Something people might be allergic to: “Skiing..”

An occupation where you need a torch: “A burglar..”

A well known superstition: “Running in front of a car..”

Something you use a microchip in: “A fish-fryer..”

A dangerous race: “The Arabs..”

A game played in the dark: “Charades..”

Some famous brothers: “Bonnie and Clyde..”

A jacket potato topping: “Jam..”

A part of the body you have more than two of: “Arms..”

Something you find on a fire engine: “Coal..”

A famous royal: “Mail..”

Something you do before going to bed: “Sleep..”

An item of clothing worn by the Three Muskateers: “A horse..”

An animal you see at the zoo: “Dog..”

Something you might do in a power cut: “Read a book..”

A famous Parisian landmark: “Hawaii..”

One of Harry Enfield’s characters: “Sooty..”

A famous Irishman: “Disraeli..”

The first place detectives look for fingerprints: “The floor..”

Something you associate with the sea: “A coffin..”

A famous Arthur: “Shakespeare..”

A type of cut: “Skull..”

A weapon in the game of Cluedo: “Dice..”

Something people take to the beach: “Turkey..”

A reason someone digs a hole in the road: “Grave digger..”

An ingredient in chicken stuffing: “Chicken..”

Something a girl should know about a man before marrying him: “His name..”

A bird with a long neck: “A blackbird..”

A bird with a long neck (2): “Naomi Campbell..”

An item of clothing a woman might borrow from a man: “Underpants..”

Something taken from a hotel as a souvenir: “The lamps..”

Something you keep in a garden shed: “A gardener..”

A song with moon in the title: “Blue Suede Moon..”

A famous cowboy: “Buck Rogers..”

A famous Wild-West character: “Wild Bill Eacock..”

Something you’d associate with the three bears: “Red Riding Hood..”

Fruit used in fruit salad: “Cucumber..”

Something you wear on the beach: “A deckchair..”

A method of cooking fish: “Cod..”

Something you borrow from your partner: “Shoes..”

A part of the body beginning with N: “Knee..”

A famous Scotsman: “Vinnie Jones..”

A famous Scotsman (2): “Jock..”

Something red: “My cardigan..”

A kind of ache: “Fillet-o-fish..”

Something you open other than a door: “Your bowels..”

Something with a hole in it: “A window..”

Something you do in the bathroom: “Decorate..”

Something you put on walls: “Roofs..”

A domestic animal: “A leopard..”

Something that floats in the bath: “Water..”

Something in the garden that’s green: “The shed..”

Something a blind man might use: “A sword..”

The last thing you take off before going to bed: “Your feet..”

Something that flies without an engine: “A bicycle with wings..”


Bank of America…your website sucks!

I recently tried to open a bank account in dollars with an American bank. So I thought Bank of America, lets give them a try first – seemed a reasonable idea. I go the website, click on the contact us button, it takes me to a wonderful interactive map of the USA where you highlight a state and up pops a window showing all the locations and info for their branches in that state – wow, fabulous!

To one is another link that says ‘International Locations’, so far so good, lets see if they have a office in London.
I click on the link and a drop menu appears with a list of all every state of the USA and no international info.
At this point you can make that noise on Family Fortunes when someone gets the answer wrong. You know the sound I mean.
(if you want to continue the Family Fortunes theme check this out its very good http://www.businessballs.com/familyfortunesanswers.htm

Anyway, I digress, Bank of America your website sucks! Make some changes…or are you scared that everyone outside of America is a money landering terrorist and why would they possibly want to open a bank account with you?