I am sure most of you nerdgirls are already familiar with these, but I’m v tired and need to write an easy short short BEDA post:
Here are my favorite Mental Floss Quizzes! Now I used to be a big fan of the Daily Lunch quizzes, but I quickly realized that they are too black and white: I either suck or am awesome, depending if I come out above or below the average score. So now I tend to parlay in games that always leave room for improvement:
Name All 50 State Capitals (in 10 minutes and they give you Montpelier up front)
The Quarter Backs Quiz (which is soooo much harder than you think! I do far better on the State Capital quiz…)
AND THE HARDEST OF ALL:
THE GEOGRAPHY CHALLENGE!!!!! Do you know where Belarus is? or Tonga? or East Timor (I actually just got that one right so I’m feeling super smart even though I totally guessed…)? I average about 20-30% accuracy on this one. But it inspires me to REALLY REALLY WANT A GLOBAL PUZZLE.
I think I will try the Presidents quiz tomorrow because I think it has been awhile and I have forgotten my horrible score… I currently have Yo, Millard Fillmore checked out from the library (a check-out fueled by nostalgia, so I will probably post about it later in BEDA) so I might actually do okay.