It's that time of the week again, the time when we post the stupidest questions you heard in class. If you send in the absolute stupidest, you get a free Big Shocker. Read all five and cast your vote. And, if you heard something stupid in class this week, send it to me at CHStupidQuestions @

The Nominees

A) University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Submitted by Gregory

In an Information Technology review
Are computer viruses man made?

B) Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Submitted by Elizabeth

Talking about Wolf Spiders:
Professor: They are indigenous to Indiana.
Sorostitute: Does that mean it lives here?
Professor: (Ignores her)

C) University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Submitted by Shahnawaz

In psychology class, while showing a graph of physical losses in childhood.
what are the different losses associated with children while growing
Brohan: …Pets?
Professor: (sighs)

D) University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Submitted by Steven

In a pathogenesis class, looking at the incidence of gonorrhea by year:
Professor: What do you think caused this increase here? (Points to around 1963)
Closet Racist: Civil Rights?

E) Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Submitted by Robert

During a World History course.
Professor: Who won the Spanish Civil War?
Student: Spain?


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Whoever sent in the stupidest question, as determined by you, wins a Big Shocker! And for any of you interested in winning one of your own, send us the stupidest question you've heard in class to CHStupidQuestions @ and remember to include your school or we won't be able to use it.