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 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 @ INCLUDE YOUR SCHOOL!

The Nominees

A) Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Submitted by Danny

Tiny Blonde Girl:  So, was Pearl Harbor retaliation for us dropping the atomic bombs on Japan?
Professor: Stares

B) The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Submitted by Mike

In my intro to applied geometry (a gen-ed course)

Professor: What is the quickest route between two points?
Boy Wonder: A Black hole?
Professor: Class dismissed.

C) St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Submitted by Dan

Heard during a class on music of India.
Professor: I know it's hard to pronounce some of these [Indian] terms.
Keep in mind there are five different 'N's in the alphabet.
Master Linguist: Wait, in their alphabet or ours?

D) University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Submitted by Kristin

In a freshman composition class, the professor was outlining the requirements for a paper (1-inch margins, 12-pt. font, etc.) and a girl, whom I shall refer to as The Bright Spot in the Universe, raised her hand.
The Bright Spot in the Universe: "Does this have to be in complete sentences?".

E) Widener University, Chester, PA
Submitted by Nicholas

After we read a letter Columbus wrote to the Queen of Spain about how beautiful "The New World" was…..

Professor: So, how much of the letter do you think is true, and how much do you think he made up to make his discovery look better?
The Brilliance: Well….did anyone else go there after him?


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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.