Friday, February 3, 2012
Ain't no mountain high enough
A bit like "The Crystal Maze" for kids.
One important round depended on a tie-break question.
"What is the fastest speed that a bird can attain?"
As I sat on my sofa watching it, I let a sigh of relief.
"They should know that. We learned only last month that the peregrine falcon can reach a speed of 220 miles/hour."
Sure enough they wrote down that answer and were correct.
However, I was amazed that when they were asked....
"And how did you know that?"
"Oh we learned that in school three years ago."
When I got my hands on them in school, I wanted to know why they had misled their audience.
They looked at me as if I was simple.
"But Miss, saying we remembered it from three years ago made us seem WAYYYY more intelligent!"
How devious, how cunning, how brilliant!
By the way, they won.