Anatomy anomaly

8th October 2004 at 01:00
Overlooked in most reports of the chairman's speech to the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference this week was the following tale, which Martin Stephen swears actually happened during a staff vs fifth-form general knowledge quiz at a co-ed independent school at the fag-end of last term.

"The score is 15-15... it is the final question. A young boy is so keen to win that he seems to be actually contorting his body. The final question comes: 'What film title combines the most important human emotion with the most important body organ?' The intended answer is Braveheart.

"The boy's answer? Free Willy."

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