You can expect to pick up a few interesting facts whenever you watch University Challenge. But the piece of trivia that really captured viewers’ imaginations this week didn’t come from Jeremy Paxman’s question cards but from the introduction by one of the contestants.
“Hello, my name’s Kate Lynes. I’m from the University of Nottingham and I’m studying for an MD in Sphincter Preservation…”
Sorry, did we hear that right?
Let’s just check shall we?
Yep, Sphincter Preservation, that’s definitely what she said. So, any comments about that, Twitter? Yep, thought so…
I spent so long reading about sphincter preservation that I missed the first few questions. #UniversityChallenge— Rob Bingham (@robbingham) October 5, 2015
What will the rest of the world think when they see Sphincter Preservation is trending in UK? #UniversityChallenge— Roger Ridey (@rogerfrmchicago) October 5, 2015
Almost as surprising – and just as pleasing to most – was the rare sight of an all-female team…
Hang on - there’s an all female team on #universitychallenge that aren’t from an all female college? It is the end of times!— MaggieBob 🏳️🌈 (@maggiebob) October 5, 2015
This is a tough episode for the UKIP/Daily Mail brigade, do they support the all female team, or the foreign team? #UniversityChallenge— Laine (@eastlondoner95) October 5, 2015
Although, didn’t one of them look kind of familiar…?
— Dr Joseph Machta (@pepemac27) October 5, 2015
— Adam Bryan (@AdamBryan_) October 5, 2015
We hope this wasn’t a spoiler for an episode of Family Guy we haven’t seen yet.
Come to think of it, Sphincter Preservation sounds exactly like the kind of thing Peter Griffin would come up with…