I was watching the weakest link yesterday and there was this journalist guy called 'Giles' who went to Oxford and got a 1:1. Unsure what it was in but guessing it was english or something related.
Anyway, he didn't even know what the Capital of Canada was. He said Toronto when we all know it is Ottawa.
He got a few other easy peasy ones wrong as well.
So going to Oxford doesn't prove that you are intelligent, just great at one thing.
Knowledge and intelligence aren't comparable.
Thats more to do with general knowledge surely?
He said "I didn't think they had a capital in Canada, I thought they just shot mooses."
Giles Coren, a restaurant critic.
So because he didn't know the capital of Canada, he is "only great at one thing?" Firstly, I didn't know that the capital of Canada is Ottowa (I thought it was Montreal or Toronto) and I consider my general knowledge to be pretty reasonable.
Secondly, it certainly doesn't prove that "going to Oxford doesn't prove that you are intelligent" - it proves one Oxford graduate doesn't know the capital city of Canada. Which isn't as bad as being US president and not knowing the heads of state of India and Pakistan...
I would've said the capital of canada was toronto, goodness only knows how I got through my exams so far with almost straight As, what with my such limited knowledge of canadian cities... </sarcasm>
even less people know the capital of australia. they usually say sydney.
On another note, shouldn't it be "moose" ?