British comedian Richard Benson has published a new book, 'F in Exams: The Funniest Test Paper Blunders'. The Daily Mail has published excerpts, and I found myself crying with laughter at some of the entries. Here are a few for your entertainment:
Q: What is a nitrate?
A: Much cheaper than a day rate.
Q: What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common?
A: Unusual names.
Q: Name one of the early Romans' greatest achievements.
A: Learning to speak Latin.
Q: Name six animals which live specifically in the Arctic.
A: Two polar bears, four seals.
Q: Name the wife of Orpheus, whom he attempted to save from the underworld.
A: Mrs. Orpheus.
Q: Where was the American Declaration of Independence signed?
A: At the bottom.
Q: What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register?
A: Mariah Carey.
Q: Joanna works in an office. Her computer is a stand-alone system. What is a stand-alone computer system?
A: It doesn't come with a chair.
Q: Steve is driving his car. He is traveling at 60 feet per second, and the speed limit is 40 mph. Is Steve speeding?
A: He could find out by checking his speedometer.
There are many more at the link. That book's going on my shopping list for sure!