There is an apocryphal story in which the famous physicist, Neils Bohr, was sent on a lecture tour of all the universities of Europe to tout the wonders of atomic power. He was assigned a driver, and off he went.
After several months of delivering the exact same lecture and answering the same 3-4 questions each time, Bohr found this a bore. He asked his driver if he thought he could deliver the lectures and handle the Q&A sessions. The driver agreed to make the swap.
This went swimmingly for several dozen speaking engagements until a physicist at Oxford asked a question no one had ever asked before. The driver (because back then, everyone was smart), responded, “That, Sir, is the stupidest question I have ever heard! It is so stupid, in fact, that I will have my driver answer it for me.”