The ISIHAC
Complete Sentences Page

Last Updated
26 Jun 2006

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds includes suggestions for completing statements made by famous (and not so famous) figures from the past. Here are some of the teams' suggestions, along with some of my suggestions. If you have any ideas you would like included, please e-mail me here, and I will add the best ones (with full credit to you of course)
Just move your mouse over the end of the sentence or REAL ANSWER to reveal all!

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Dr. DIONYSIUS LARDNER 1793-1859, Professor at University College, London:
Rail travel at high speed is not possible because...
REAL ANSWER
Birmingham
12 Jun 2006
MICHAEL FISH in October 1987:
A woman rang and said she heard a hurricane is on the way. Well,...
REAL ANSWER
Birmingham
12 Jun 2006
HENRY FORD, President of the Ford Motor Company, said in 1928:
People are becoming too intelligent ever to have...
REAL ANSWER
Birmingham
12 Jun 2006
BARTHOLOMEW, the Englishman and encyclopædist of the 13th century, said of the magnet:
This kind of stone restores husbands to wives, and increases elegance and charm in speech. Moreover, along with honey, when placed on the head of a chaste woman...
REAL ANSWER
Birmingham
12 Jun 2006
BERNARD S. TAMBLY MD, in a treatise on the science of sex attraction, in 1919:
Copulation is dangerous immediately after a meal, and during...
REAL ANSWER
Birmingham
12 Jun 2006
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, on June 18th 1815, the morning of the Battle of Waterloo:
I tell you, Wellington is a bad general. The English are bad soldiers. We will settle the matter by...
REAL ANSWER
Birmingham
12 Jun 2006
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, to Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat in 1805:
What, Sir? Would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you excuse me, I have...
REAL ANSWER
Birmingham
12 Jun 2006
TONY BLAIR in 1998:
Whatever the risks we face today, they're as nothing compared to the risks if we do not halt Saddam Hussein's programme of...
REAL ANSWER
Birmingham
12 Jun 2006
HARPER'S MAGAZINE, 1853:
Nothing could be more anti-biblical than letting women...
REAL ANSWER
Birmingham
12 Jun 2006
WILLIAM MILLER, founder of the Millerite Church in America said in 1842:
I'm fully convinced that sometime between March 21st 1843 and March 21st 1844...
REAL ANSWER
Birmingham
12 Jun 2006
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