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Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

Post by bubba » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:09 pm

Did any one watch this new game show? Its a dumbed down version of 'who wants to be a millionaire', but the twist is that all questions are from 5th grade textbooks, and your life lines are help from a panel of 5th graders.

The sad part is, the lady I was watching on the show STRUGGLED on some of the questions.

I liked it, it was a fun show that I could set down with the kids and play along.
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Post by cyberneticimplant » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:17 pm

They obviously don't have any Science/Math/Engineering majors on the show. :lol:

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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:09 pm

I saw the lady tonight say that the border with Mexico is longer than the one with Canada... After seeing that I flipped it because I thought I was getting dumber.

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Post by bubba » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:28 am

How about the one where she had to stop and think what the closest star to the planet Earth was.

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:15 am

I saw her answer that one - that was the question before the border... I didn't see a pause -- man oh man

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Post by slugbug » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:17 am

I watch Jeopardy and am usually quite good at getting the questions, so I'd like to think I could answer those 5th grade questions. :)

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Post by Mad_Goku » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:15 pm

slugbug wrote:I watch Jeopardy and am usually quite good at getting the questions, so I'd like to think I could answer those 5th grade questions. :)
Hey some of those questions are tough, they at least get you thinking.....

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Post by DaIceMan » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:39 pm

when the lady the other night spent like 5-6 minutes answering what ship the pilgrims sailed to America on... it reminded of just how stupid some people in this world are (co-workers included. :) )

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Post by Illuminati » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:26 am

I saw a few minutes of the episode last night.... I can see it as a game show that parents can watch with their elementary kids and have fun answering the questions together... But its not for me.
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Post by moon111 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:42 pm

School is tougher then when I went. The periodic tables for example were something I remember seeing once in highschool. You crammed enough in your head to get an A on the test then never thought of the subject for another twenty years. How someone in the first 5 grades know this stuff is beyond me. Although, when someone doesn't know ANYTHING...that's kinda funny.

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Post by Alathald » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:35 pm

I gotta agree the show is a waste of time (my time at least) but I find it kinda ironic that bubba misspelled fifth in the title of the post... :ohsnap:

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Post by KnightRid » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:21 am

Alathald wrote:I gotta agree the show is a waste of time (my time at least) but I find it kinda ironic that bubba misspelled fifth in the title of the post... :ohsnap:
ROFLMAO

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Post by bubba » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:15 am

:ohsnap:

:oops:

Fixed it, HEY why didn't anyone else say something :lol:

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Post by The Black Pumpkin » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:35 am

We wanted you to think you were smarter than a fifth grader. 8)
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Post by ibleet » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:31 am

I'm a college grad and I seriously can't answer nearly half the questions. Most of what you learn in school is forgotten within a short amount of time, unless you have a photographic memory, which most of us don't.

It just doesn't seem like grade school material. Jeff Foxworthy is the host? :rolleyes:

It's yet another game show...BIG DEAL!

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Post by moon111 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:21 am

I'd like to see a show where they ask Americans about Canada V.S. Canadians asked about the U.S. That was funny when they had the U.S. Ambassador to Canada offering his congratations to the new Prime Minister, Mr. Poutine.

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Post by Tim Burton » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:17 pm

bubba wrote:How about the one where she had to stop and think what the closest star to the planet Earth was.
Not counting the sun, Alpha Centuri....

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Post by Tim Burton » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:18 pm

DaIceMan wrote:when the lady the other night spent like 5-6 minutes answering what ship the pilgrims sailed to America on... it reminded of just how stupid some people in this world are (co-workers included. :) )

Remember she can vote.

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Post by Alathald » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:28 pm

Tim Burton wrote:
bubba wrote:How about the one where she had to stop and think what the closest star to the planet Earth was.
Not counting the sun, Alpha Centuri....
I think the Sun was the answer if I remember correctly (watched a few minutes) BTW Alpha Centauri is actually three stars with Proxima Centauri being the closest single star in the system...just went though an astronomy course at the local community college :rolleyes:

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Post by skier » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:05 pm

that show makes a lot of people look really stupid, these people are a disgrace to watch, but it is addicting to watch how stupid these people really are
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