Daddy Clanger (imc) wrote,
Daddy Clanger

Paxman in "not a scientist" shocker

Getting a bit spammy now, but I've just watched University Challenge and I couldn't not comment on this exchange:

Paxman: Green vitriol is the hepta-hydrate of which ferrous salt?
Birmingham captain: Iron sulphate (in a questioning tone of voice).
Paxman: No, it's just sulphate.

OK so its correct name is Iron(II) sulphate, but he's accepted far more inaccurate answers than that in the past. Birmingham eventually lost by 10 points so the 5 points for this question wouldn't quite have made the difference but it was jolly close.

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