I signed up to get a Trivia question every day. It is sorta fun. Why do we get a good feeling when we are right, even if it is a guess?
Why do humans ‘have to be right?’
When I get a question that I do not have the slightest idea about, of course I guess. Take this one:
What are the little plastic tips on each end of a shoelace called?
Now you might know, I had no idea, my first impression was ‘Aglets’ but I said to myself, the other three end in ‘ers’, it must be one of them. so I guessed ‘Fibbers’….
GONG… Wrong, it was Aglets.(Sherry got it)
All my life I have heard ‘use your first impression’. Do you do that? Until the age of computers if you had no idea of a multiple choice answer the best bet was always ‘C’.
When I was an instructor and had to write tests, I learned why, the human uses ‘C’ 64-66 times versus A, B or D. I would go over my answer sheet and see I had more C’s than any answer. So I would go back and try to even them out. Sometimes it is tough.
Trivia is a fun thing. Somehow Sherry gets two trivia questions a day and I am getting only one. I notice I feel good when I know the answer and do not have to guess (that is not often), wonder why that is, it is an accident that they ask something I am familiar with.
I flunk nearly all the questions of celebrities and sports. I have NEVER been a celebrity follower and was only a sports follower when the boys were home.
I do okay on Geography, major oceans of the world, speeds (light/sound) and some automotive advancements.
There is something about the human ‘logic’ that desires (hopes) to be right. There is no worse time in the world when in a discussion or argument, ‘when you realize you are wrong!’
(Inspired by Bonney’s entry)
But I do enjoy the silly Trivia questions, I never played the game called Trivia, I would have probably liked it. I don’t mind guessing, I have done it all my life. hahahaha
Question: Which scientist originated the theory of evolution based on natural selection?
a Albert Einstein
b Sigmund Freud
c Isaac Newton
d Charles Darwin
That one I did not have to guess. Answer below the auto.
The 1954 Mercury
Answer: Darwin, Most of us remember that…