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I once was in a programming class where the task was "build a calculator". A student did one with buttons 1, 2, 3 all the way up to about 25 and then ran out of space on the screen. We've asked this before but liked it so much we're asking again: What's the best example of ignorance you've encountered?

(, Thu 30 Aug 2012, 12:30)
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What a wonderful world...
Whilst living in halls while at uni I had a room near a lovely but rather stupid and very catholic girl called Marie. Marie used to get teased mercilessly by most of the people in our hall for such endeavours as trying to cook dried pasta in the pasta sauce, so developed a bit of a complex about the fact everyone thought she was arse bendingly stupid (which bless her she was).

One day a few of us were sat in the shared lounge doing the times crossword when we spotted a religious based clue, brilliant we thought, not only is it something Marie, the religious girl she was would be sure to know but we can ask her in front of everyone and help boost the poor lasses confidence. Shouting across the room to Marie who was watching TV with the others I asked 'Marie, can you help us? We're a bit stuck on one of the crossword clues: "first man, 4 letters" do you know what it is?'. A look of pained cogitation crossed her face and after a few seconds she replied 'er, it's that Louis Armstrong innit?!'. Cue hysterical laughter and a bemused/distraught look I shan't soon forget.
(, Thu 30 Aug 2012, 19:56, 2 replies)
That was *not* the Times crossword

(, Thu 30 Aug 2012, 21:38, closed)
You know what you're right, now that i think about it it was the quick crossword in the G2 part of the guardian
but I'm glad you picked up on it as a vital part of the story
(, Thu 30 Aug 2012, 22:04, closed)

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