The Stupid Question Hall of Fame is back again, ready to embarrass the kids who cheapen your degree. Remember the rules – If you send in the absolute stupidest, you get a free BustedTee. Read all five and cast your vote. And, if you heard something stupid in class this week, send it to me at

The Nominees
  • A) Hunter CollegeSubmitted by Tess

    When explaining the impact of telegraph lines on the European military…

    Professor: The telegraphs used morse code, a series of dots and dashes to convey military messages over long distances.

    Dean's List: Was that what blind people used to talk?

  • B) Southern Illinois University CarbondaleSubmitted by Seth

    During the discussion section after a lecture about the discovery of the New World…

    Genius: Wait, so you mean Columbus was actually looking for something when he found America?

  • C) Penn StateSubmitted by Trevor

    We were talking about the House of Representatives. The professor explained the act of gerrymandering as "Dividing a region into voting districts to give one party an unfair advantage in the election."  As soon as she had finished that sentence, one Einstein spoke up…

  • Einstein Jr.: So who is Gerry Mandering?

  • D) University of Maryland- College ParkSubmitted by Brian

    My TA was talking about how degrees of longitude and latitude could be separated into minutes and seconds.

  • The Brilliance: Do they have a set speed that they travel when they figure out how many minutes away from the line they are?

  • E) NortheasternSubmitted by Sean

    Professor: For this next assignment, you'll have to work in pairs.
    Valedictorian: Do we have to work in pairs?
    Professor: Yes.
    Valedictorian: Like two?


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