Apr 27, 2010

* Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

Grab a pencil and a piece of paper!

I just love this show! I truly do. The one thing I know about myself is that, I enjoy testing my brains. Be it in quizzes in magazines or newspapers and shows such as this. Those days it was "Wheel of Fortune" and at one time it was "Who wants to be a Millionaire" (though not many were as lucky as Jamal of Slum dog Millionaire.) These were entertaining stuff that stimulated the brain, at least mine.

Lately as entertaining as this show is, I feel terribly miserable for the contestants, who some are really intelligent, but somehow loose out on questions that are ridiculously easy. Must be the stress of being on the show. Come questions like; what vitamin is known as ascorbic acid, Canberra is the capital of; Insulin is produced in which organ of the human body, and many others, people tend not to know the right answer.

Worst is when you have a cheat and you lose because the 5th grader answered it wrongly, and you are forced to drop out. Instead of making the contestant say "I AM NOT SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER!" they should be allowed to say "I COULD HAVE BEEN RICHER BUT THIS 5th GRADER KICKED ME OFF THE SHOW!" Hahahahaha just kidding.

My kids know that I would put almost anything on hold just to watch this show when it's on TV and they find it funny that I sit and answer the questions from our side. I am sure you do too : )

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