Thursday, August 30, 2007

How Smart are You?

Cory and I were watching the Jeff Foxworthy show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? tonight. We've only watched it a few times, but it always amazes me the simple questions some of these people miss. Like tonight, this woman had the question, "How many US States border the Pacific Ocean?" She got it wrong. Luckily she got to cheat off her 5th grade helper, who got it right. That seems like a pretty simple question, right? Oh, there was another one - "How many teaspoons in 5 tablespoons?" The guy who had that question missed it, but his 5th grade helper got it right. Do you know the answers to those questions? I got those right, but there were others that I did not know.

At some point in time, I realized that someone can win a million dollars on this show - if only they can answer these questions - things they should have learned in elementary school. On the other hand, we have the show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? On that show, someone can also win a million dollars. The difference is, those question are hard. Well, the big money questions, anyway. That doesn't seem fair somehow. Cory said it would be better to be on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? because you wouldn't feel so bad if you missed a hard question than if you missed one that even a 5th grader could answer. I think he's probably right, because I feel kind of dumb when I can't answer some of these 5th grade questions.

1 comment:

  1. I knew the answers to both of those questions right away. Probably something to do with living in one, and having been to all, of those states, and being a home ec major.


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