“What are the winning Lotto numbers?”, “Is time travel possible?” and “Does my cat really like me?” are just some of the burning questions that Brits wish the internet had the answers to.
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“Our research reveals that – although the internet provides answers aplenty, there are some Very Big Important questions it just can’t help us with. At least we can watch the hilarious and unpredictable results when the contestants of our new quiz show Beat The Internet with John Robins try to predict what search engines will come up with.” – Luke Hales, Dave channel director
According to a new study commissioned by UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave for the launch of its new comedy game show Beat The Internet with John Robins, these are just some of the questions we wish the internet could answer.
The data revealed we spend, on average, seven hours each week searching for “futile rubbish” online. Nearly seven out of ten (69 percent) even admit they regularly get distracted and end up searching the question thrown up by the search engine’s predictive text – because it’s more interesting!
This is the premise of Dave’s game show Beat the Internet with John Robins, which pits members of the public against an un-biased search engine. Hosted by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Robins and ‘fact-master’ Sunil Patel, contestants must predict how said search engine will respond to a variety of questions and phrases, including images, wordplay, and a final quick-fire showdown, all with unpredictable and hilarious results.
“For many years now, I’ve been suspicious that the ‘internet’ is getting too big for its boots. Its war against our high streets, laws and HMRC goes completely unchecked, and that’s not to mention the unknown impact on future generations who have never known a life without it. And this research reveals that the internet is failing the public by not answering the questions we really need answers to. It’s appalling – and I therefore invite you to Beat The Internet on 15th November at 8pm on Dave.” – Host of Beat the Internet and Edinburgh Award winning comedian, John Robins
Beat The Internet with John Robins from Thursday 15th November at 8pm and 8:30pm.
Top 25 Questions We Wish the Internet Would Answer – but it can’t:
1. What are the winning lottery numbers? (33 percent)
2. What really happens when you die? (22 percent)
3. Do aliens exist? (22 percent)
4. Is time travel possible? (20 percent)
5. Will I ever be rich? (20 percent)
6. What is the meaning of life? (19 percent)
7. Do ghosts exist? (19 percent)
8. Is there a parallel universe? (19 percent)
9. How do we end poverty? (18 percent)
10. Is there a God? (16 percent)
11. Who shot JFK? (15 percent)
12. Is the Loch Ness Monster alive? (14 percent)
13. When will the world end? (14 percent)
14. Am I a good person? (13 percent)
15. Did Donald Trump rig the election? (13 percent)
16. When will I die? (13 percent)
17. How am I going to die? (12 percent)
18. Do people like me? (12 percent)
19. Will I ever be thin? (11 percent)
20. Did the moon landings actually happen? (11 percent)
21. What came first, the chicken or the egg? (11 percent)
22. Am I good looking? (9 percent)
23. Does my cat really like me? (8 percent)
24. Am I good in bed? (8 percent)
25. Is my partner cheating on me? (8 percent)