'Are You High?' Bizarre Questions Posted by the British Royal Account Puzzle Twitterati
Many wondered if the Queen's official Twitter account was hacked.
File photo of Queen Elizabeth II. (Reuters)
Followers of Queen Elizabeth II on Twitter were recently confused by a series of tweets that were posted from the royal's official acoount. Many even thought that her account was hacked.
On Jan 30, the Britain's royal family's official Twitter handle posted a series of unrelated, seemingly bizarre questions on its Twitter feed.
For example, this.
How many redundant letters are there in the English Alphabet? What would be the ideal of a perfect alphabet, and how far does the English Alphabet fall short of that ideal?— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 30, 2019
A cistern is fitted with three pipes, one of which will fill it in 48 minutes, the other in an hour, and the third in half an hour. How long will it take to fill the cistern when all three pipes are open together?— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 30, 2019
There were others too.
By what physiological peculiarities do Fungi differ from other plants?— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 30, 2019
In 1869 nine pioneering women sat the first examination at @UoLondon. Here are some of the questions they were asked...— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 30, 2019
Many were baffled at the sudden outburst of questions. Some conjectured that the Queen's social media team was high.
Are you high?— MBJ (@MelissaBrookeJ) January 30, 2019
Odd tweet @loularlee— Michelle Rock (@RockOn8197) January 31, 2019
you stoned bro— Blink (@Blizzink) January 30, 2019
While others wondered is the royal account had been hacked.
Have you been hacked?!— Kevin Paterson (@utopiakev) January 30, 2019
Has someone hacked this site???— nlipson (@nlipson) January 30, 2019
I think the account is hacked— marianne_amine (@marianne_amine) January 30, 2019
Ok I agree it's been hacked— Sharron Norman (@iwindon) January 30, 2019
Others had some fun offers to make.
If I answer correctly can I visit the royal family?https://t.co/f8mufUnlax— Jean (@fnkey) January 30, 2019
I love it! Challenging us to use our brains are learn something. Yes! This is great! I don’t know the answer, but now will find the answer.— Scot Tanner von Buchholz (@BScotTanner) January 31, 2019
Love love love these new communications!— Ellen Hoj (@ellen_hoj) January 31, 2019
Is the answer Prince Andrew?— Freddie Robinson (@FreddieR64) January 30, 2019
However, the royals were neither high, nor was the Twitter handle hacked. The royal account was just celebrating 150 years of womens' education at the University of London.
The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, last night hosted the closing event of a yearlong series of celebrations and activities to mark 150 years of women in higher education. pic.twitter.com/6jJ0yHMrIR— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 30, 2019
The seemingly random questions that were posted on Twitter by the royal account were actually the same questions that the first batch of women who appeared for the London University examination were tested upon.
In 1869 nine pioneering women sat the first ‘special examination’ at @UoLondon.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 30, 2019
These images show the Supplemental Charter, 1867. The Royal Charter was given to the University by Queen Victoria, which approved the admission for women to the special examinations. pic.twitter.com/1E3EcxMJca— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 30, 2019
Well, all those who doubted the royals must be feeling a little silly now.
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