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Science Teacher Gets 'Basic' Question Wrong On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Science Teacher Gets 'Basic' Question Wrong On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

A retired science teacher was left red-faced after getting a fairly straightforward science question wrong on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

Pat Lucas was left stumped when she saw her fifth question: "A skull and crossbones is a warning symbol that specifically indicates a material is what?"

Pat had the answers 'toxic', 'corrosive', 'hazardous to the environment' and 'flammable' to choose from but wasn't confident when it came to picking.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV
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She told host Jeremy Clarkson: "OK, being a science teacher I see a lot of this symbol. You'd think I would have paid more attention to it."

Pat decided to use her 50/50 lifeline, leaving her with the answers 'toxic' or 'hazardous to the environment'.

After having a think, she told Clarkson: "I wish one of the others was gone. I am sure it means hazardous to the environment."

Before adding: "So I will go for hazardous to the environment - final answer."

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But it was the wrong answer, meaning she went home with just £1,000.

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Clarkson said: "Well you are a science teacher, so you should have got that right - but I'm afraid you didn't.

"You've just lost a thousand pounds, I'm sorry about that. It's a long way to come from Lincoln for a thousand pounds. I hope you had a nice minute or two in the chair."

Poor Pat looked absolutely gutted, before uttering: "I'm going to get a lot of stick for this."

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And it seems as though she was correct on that front, because quick to add insult to injury, viewers flocked to social media where they picked apart her performance and sided with Clarkson's opinion that she 'should have got it right'.

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Credit: PA

One person wrote: "A 'science teacher'... obviously skipped the health and safety training."

While a second posted: "I can't believe I'm sat here watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and a science teacher for that toxic sign question wrong."

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Someone else wrote: "Unbelievable that a retired science teacher has just got the most basic science question wrong on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire even after taking the 50/50 option!"

Even the official Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Twitter account joined in, sharing the clip alongside the caption: "Pat, a retired science teacher, may need to go back to school to help her remember the symbol for Toxic!"

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]