|Window cleaner, Brad Holmes and girlfriend Jenny Davies|
Girlfriend’s general knowledge quiz fail: She’s entertained millions with her curveball answers to simple general knowledge questions. And now Jenny Davies is getting used to life as an internet superstar. The Facebook clip of the 22-year-old, from Fratton, giving her daft answers swept social media being shared internationally.
And the brains behind the video, her boyfriend 24-year-old Brad Holmes, a window cleaner from Southampton, has discovered a hidden talent for blogging and social media marketing. Jenny, a former City of Portsmouth Girls’ School pupil, said: ‘A couple of months ago Brad was asking me questions and he realised that some of my answers were appalling. ‘He made the video and it went viral. It got more than two million hits so he thought he would make another one at the end of the year, but that one has gone even more crazy.’
Brad posted the video on a Facebook page called ‘Brad’s Dad’ that he had set up to show clips of his dad ranting at work. The clip has now been watched nearly 750,000 times since it was posted on January 1, with many people saying they want to see more.
In the clip, Jenny gives her answers with conviction, such as saying she thinks the capital of South Africa is Africa, the creator of Apple is Bill Gates and Winston Churchill discovered America. And Brad says that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to her zany logic. ‘She’s got an explanation for it all which is quite funny. She baffles me sometimes,’ he said.
In the past she’s told Brad she thought you could swim under Britain and that sat navs speak different languages depending what country they’re in. Brad said: ‘I’d never seen anything like it before. ‘She’s got intelligence but there’s no common sense.’
Now the pair, who met because Jenny recognised Brad from his Brad’s Dad Facebook page in a Port Solent pub five months ago, have been stopped in the street by strangers. And they’re in talks with television producers in the hope of making it on to the small screen. But the burning question – is Jenny making it up for the camera? ‘People think I’m putting it on,’ she said. ‘But it’s true. I’m that stupid, ask my friends and family. ‘Even my nan said “where have you got that from?”.’ The latest video...
Brad begins his questions by asking: 'Traditionally how many days of Christmas are there?'
Jenny's answer is: '25. Christmas Day.' 'No,' Brad replies. 'I know what you're thinking, so what about Boxing Day?' She looks confused and replies: '26 then.'
He moves on to asking: 'Where was the battle of Trafalgar?' Jenny replies that it took place in Trafalgar Square and Brad laughs and tells her she's wrong. 'What else would it have been named after, dumbo?' she replies. 'Obviously it’s Trafalgar Square because that’s where it would have been held. Stupid.'
Next up is a geography question: 'What's the capital of South Africa?' But Jenny is wrong again, replying that Africa is the capital. And when asked who founded the technology company Apple, she says that it's Bill Gates.
'On a roulette table if the numbers are zero to 36 how many numbers are there?' Brad continues. Jenny replies: 'I should know this. I used to work in a casino.' But she's wrong again, saying that it's 36. When Brad laughs, she looks annoyed. 'There's 36 numbers on the board,' she says. 'You're saying zero to 36, so it's obviously 36.'
He then poses another geography question, asking: 'Who discovered America?' 'I don't know,' she says. 'Winston Churchill? How would I know who discovered America? I don't even know who discovered England.' He tries another simple geography question, saying: 'How many countries are in the UK?' 'One,' Jenny replies. 'Don't try to catch me out Brad. One, because we're one United Kingdom. You think I'm stupid.'
So he leaves geography behind and asks: 'If you play football for West Browmich Albion which city are you in?' 'West Brom,' she replies. 'Why are you laughing? We live in Portsmouth and we've got Pompey football club. 'You're from Southampton and you've got Southampton football club. So West Bromwich Albion are going to live in West Brom.'
When asked how many millimetres there are in 100cm, Jenny looks baffled. 'How many what?' she says. 'I don't even know what a millimetre is?' 'What is the Bermuda Triangle?' Brad continues. 'A triangle,' she says. 'I don't know. A triangle in the muda - whatever it's called.'
The video got a mixed reaction from fans, with some saying it was hilarious and others criticising Brad for posting the video.