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Godwin's Lawyer tells us: "I once worked with a lad who believed 'Frankenstein' was based on a true story, and that the book was written by Shirley Bassey." Tell us about your workplace dopes.

(, Thu 3 Mar 2011, 15:34)
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where do I begin..
I had lent someone in work the book 'shockwave', which was left on their desk. This prompted a colleague to ask a number of questions such as:
*what's this about? (american bombing of nagasaki & hiroshima)
*when? (august 1945)
*why? (edited story of WWII...ten minutes later)
Then the realisation:
* oh, why do you call it World War 2? (O_O...because there was a world war 1)
* why? (assassination, serious balkan standoff, toys thrown out of pram, all hell brakes loose on the continent)
*when? (1914 - 18)
* so when was the titanic? (1912) oh... I wasn't born then (O_O)
* where is it? (produced A4 scale map of world from diary and pointed to a piece of blue sea off the newfoundland)
* that's not far away I could row there, look it's close to ireland (you realise that this is a scale map of the world don't you?)
*what does that mean? (flashback to father ted)

this was the same person who asked if dinosaurs used axes...

So many stories - they was 17.....
(, Thu 3 Mar 2011, 20:55, 10 replies)
A 'friend' of mine (with a counselling degree)

... thought that dinosaurs were invented by Speilberg for the film 'Jurassic Park'.
(, Thu 3 Mar 2011, 21:07, closed)
Well, that's creationists for you,

(, Thu 3 Mar 2011, 21:09, closed)
Well, that's counselling graduates for you.

(, Fri 4 Mar 2011, 13:43, closed)
Gets a click for if Dinosaurs used axes,
(, Thu 3 Mar 2011, 22:51, closed)

(, Thu 3 Mar 2011, 23:42, closed)

(, Fri 4 Mar 2011, 1:34, closed)
clarification needed
Well, do they use axes ?
(, Fri 4 Mar 2011, 6:33, closed)
Only when they get hold of goggles to meet health and safety requirements

(, Fri 4 Mar 2011, 7:34, closed)
History professor at a local university with a column in the Canberra Times
recently publicly commented that secondary school history classes were not doing their job as first year students didn't know there had been two "world" wars: 1914 - 18 and 1939 - 45.
(, Sun 6 Mar 2011, 7:52, closed)
the same work colleague...
* had to be reminded that not every firework display meant that it was guy fawkes night.

* was confused as to whether they were adult or senior citizen (asked two weeks before their 18th birthday)

the 'dinosaur using axes and other stone tools' prompted me to bring in and keep a pears cyclopaedia in the office as 'essential information'
(, Tue 8 Mar 2011, 22:01, closed)

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