In his bestselling book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell makes the point that kids in some other countries do better academically because they attend school for more days each year than kids in the US. Gladwell shares the results of some studies that suggest knowledge is lost during summer vacation (ya think?)
An interesting wrinkle, though - the knowledge is only lost to children who don't read and study during the summer months. His point being that children from well-off families tend to read and do intellectual activities during the summer, putting them ahead of their lesser-off peers.
With the economic downturn, I'm guessing we're all feeling lesser off these days. So in a spirit of helping everyone stay smart, I'm giving all the Hot Dads and Hot Moms a midsummer midterm quiz. Pencils up. Ready?
First the elementary school questions:
1. Who is the US President?
2. How tall is Lance Armstrong? (take a guess)
3. Could Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, have any more tattoos? (image link)
Now the middle school questions:
4. Does anyone have a better hamburger seasoning recipe than me? (haha)
5. What do the Hot Dads think of Friends with Benefits?
And now for the Isaac Asimov genius questions:
8. How does Michael Caine like his women? (video link)
I was going to give a tenth question, but summer is calling, and it's time for everyone to put those pencils down.
Go forth and be stupid. It's summer vacation!!
Easy answers: 1) Barack Obama, 2) 5'10", 3) no
Middle school answers: 4) no (hey, it's my post!), 5) various responses (you have to read that post), 6) yes (or they wouldn't be on People magazine)
Genius answers: 7) for some, 8) like his sangria (watch the video!), 9) 3 (watch the video!)