Happy Thanksgiving to Five Dumbest fans everywhere. We have a lot to feel thankful for here at The Five Dumbest Lab, especially those Wall Street turkeys who continue to stuff us with material each and every week.
To show our heartfelt appreciation for all that inanity, we offer you The Five Dumbest Thanksgiving Quiz, recapping Wall Street's biggest flops this fall. Answering correctly could win you an autographed copy of Jim Cramer's upcoming book Get Rich Carefully and a handful of those squishy bulls he throws around the Mad Money set.
Enter by midnight Wednesday, Nov. 26, by emailing your answers here with the words "Contest Entry" in the subject line. We'll rerun the column Friday, Nov. 29 with the answers and the name of the winner. If there is more than one correct entry, we'll have a drawing, of course.
1. AIG (AIG) CEO Bob Benmosche compared the public outrage over his firms giant bailout bonus checks to what during a September WSJ interview?
A. Brazilian soccer riots
B. Tea Party Rallies
C. Kid n Play House Parties
D. Lynchings in the Deep South
2. Which company's stock did overeager Twitter (TWTR) investors mistakenly pile into a month before the social media company went public in November, sending its shares up 1,400%?
A. Towers Watson
B. Tweeter Home Entertainment Group
D. Time Warner
3. Shares of Coronado BioSciences (CNDO) tumbled 67% to $1.91 in mid-October after the company blamed a higher-than-expected placebo response for the failure of its experimental Crohns Disease treatment in a Phase II study. What was the active ingredient of Coronados drug?
A. Altered cells found in the livers of chickens
B. Irradiated soybeans
C. Live eggs of a parasite found in pig excrement
D. Expired Parmalat milk