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) Occidental Submitted by Rory

    Genius: Can I do my term research paper on Malcolm The Tenth?

    Professor: The X is not a Roman Numeral.

  • B) Vanier College Submitted by Ryan

    Professor: 'I am.' Is the shortest phrase in the English language.

    The Brilliance: What about, 'I'm'?

  • C) Valdosta State Submitted by Donny

    The professor was writing a sentence on the board and demonstrating when to use the preterit and imperfect form when conjugating verbs. He randomly chose the name Fred in the example…

    Lady Einstein: Are you talking about Fred from Harry Potter?

  • D) Seattle U Submitted by Maybelle

    While a student is reading an excerpt from a poem…

    Valedictorian: I met a traveler from an… wait, uh, how do you pronounce the next word?

    Professor: You don't know the word "antique"?

  • E) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Submitted by Grant

    The teacher had a list of the Oscar winners along with some information about them including the length of each one. After going over the Best Live Action Short…

    She-nius: Why was it only 14 minutes long?


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