Boris Fails IQ test in painful interview

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There was a certain inevitability to this. Ever since Boris Johnson appeared to mock ‘the 16% of our species’ with a low IQ, used IQ tests to justify inequality and hailed the super rich as society’s saviours, anyone and everyone in the media would have been desperate to get him in front of an IQ test and a microphone.

It was the radio station LBC that finally claimed his scalp as the Mayor bumbled and fumbled his way through a car crash of an interview.

In the first IQ question he was asked: "A man builds a house with four sides of rectangular construction each side with southern exposure. A big bear comes along. What is the colour of the bear?"

Johnson replied that the bear was probably brown, before admitting that he did not have a clue.

The answer is white because 4 sides of southern exposure would place the house at the North Pole and polar bears would be the only possibility

Next he was asked: "Take two apples from three apples and what do you have?" Johnson said: "Loads of apples." He then plumped for one apple. The answer alas for the Bullingdon's finest was one.

He was then asked: "I went to bed at eight in the evening last night and I wound up my clock and set my alarm to sound for nine o'clock in the morning. How many hours sleep did I get?" But the Mayor refused to answer, forcing out the words:

"No one said IQ is the only measure of ability,"

With that line spelling defeat it was downhill from there as he failed to come up with correct amount for a Tube fare between Angel (where he lives) and London Bridge (where he works). Apparently mystified by how the fare zoning system works, he struggled to keep his dignity intact. There is only so much a jolly, caricatured persona can save you sometimes.

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