An Elephant or The Moon – Dumbest Quiz Show Contestant Hoax – Hoax-Slayer

Circulating “news” article claims that a recent contestant on the quiz show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” was so dumb that she thought that an elephant was bigger than the moon.

Brief Analysis:
The claims in the message are false. The supposed news article was taken from a satirical website that featured fake news items on a variety of subjects. The photograph included with the message is a doctored adaptation of a legitimate screenshot. The real question asked for another name for the “trachea” and had nothing to do with elephants or the moon. The contestant answered the question correctly and won £32,000.