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Postby RyanK » Tue May 09, 2006 10:26 pm

warrick95 wrote:I had trouble understanding the question at first glance so it's not exactly a 1+1 question, but after reading it over, I got it rather quickly. I can see someone getting this wrong on a timed exam like the Wonderlic, but on a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Jesus.


Well id imagine the music and the time your given on who wants to be a millionare effects how your thinking too.. not to mention being on national tv...
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Postby SkeetNation » Tue May 09, 2006 11:01 pm

Even more retarded?

Judging the intelligence of America based on one boob on a TV game show.

"I mean the guy didn't get "Railroad Station" and he got RSTLNE!! Oh boy are we screwed!"

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Postby finalheaven » Tue May 09, 2006 11:05 pm

It wasn't the guy. I was talking about the audience and how over half of them didn't know the answer either. I quote:
...HALF (51%) said the answer was A (16)....
. That's what I was talking about. Read the post next time, everyone else got it ;-D
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Postby suppasonic » Wed May 10, 2006 1:11 am

The worst are the people that get elimated before 500 dollars.


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Postby Pacman » Wed May 10, 2006 7:17 am

Truth:

Once on Wheel of Fortune, this is what was showing on the puzzle:


_T CAME UPON A
M_DN_GHT CLEAR



And the guy says: "Pat I'd like to solve the puzzle. E.T. came upon a midnight clear?"


BUZZZZZZZZZZZZ


I was stunned. So was Pat. So was the rest of the world.


All I can say is, it MUST be harder there on the set than it is at home.
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Postby roninmedia » Wed May 10, 2006 7:35 am

knapplc wrote:
roninmedia wrote:if you think we blow in math, see how badly we blow in geography and history.


82% of the audience of one episode think the capital of australia is sydney.


DUH!! I can't believe people are so stupid! :-t


Idiots. Everyone knows it's Vienna.



:-t I said Australia, not Austria!

I'm working on a minor in geography/history so I hate it when I see people not know basic history/geography. I've seen kids say the first president of the United States is Abraham Lincoln. I once say a british study that a majority of british students that not know that the USA was a former british colony.
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Postby josebach » Wed May 10, 2006 8:58 am

roninmedia wrote:
knapplc wrote:
roninmedia wrote:if you think we blow in math, see how badly we blow in geography and history.


82% of the audience of one episode think the capital of australia is sydney.


DUH!! I can't believe people are so stupid! :-t


Idiots. Everyone knows it's Vienna.



:-t I said Australia, not Austria!

I'm working on a minor in geography/history so I hate it when I see people not know basic history/geography. I've seen kids say the first president of the United States is Abraham Lincoln. I once say a british study that a majority of british students that not know that the USA was a former british colony.


You don't know Knap. He was joking. Not a bad one either. :-)
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Postby acsguitar » Wed May 10, 2006 12:22 pm

That pressue has to be tough.

I guess 16 but I just did it quickly.

I was thinking that the smaller squares had to be the same number or something.

Oh well sorry I suck at math and you suck for making that obvious to me
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Postby Simulacrum » Wed May 10, 2006 1:26 pm

Yeah, I was tripped up for a minute because I thought both of the squared numbers were going to be the same.

I'm willing to bet the poster of this thread is in high school and still has math drilled into his head regularly. After you stop taking math classes for a couple years, it starts to slowly dry up if you don't use it.

But anyone still using that A^2 + B^2 = C^2 formula regularly is going to know that 9 + 16 = 25. That's the answer for like a million triangle problems.
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Postby finalheaven » Wed May 10, 2006 1:33 pm

Actually, I'm a junior in college, and while I do have a minor in math, I haven't taken a math class in over a year. I showed the problem to my fiance, who, mind you, hates math and hasn't taken a math class in over 3 years, and she got it relatively easily. The audience is what I was making fun of the most, not just the guy. They didn't have any pressure on them because no one was going to know exactly who said what.
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