Bored? CBC’s latest rendition of Test The Nation just finished on TV (though you can take the test online). Among the six teams fighting it out in studio were “bloggers” (Here are their mugshots). The team includes some well-known Montrealers:
- Hugh McGuire
- Andy Nulman
- Craig Silverman (who posed with KISS in an awesome photo)
- Julien Smith (he’s sitting in the front row)
Nulman has guaranteed that the blogger group will be victorious over celebrity look-alikes, cab drivers, backpackers, chefs and flight crews. Can they pull it off? Considering how skewed the questions are toward technology trivia (there’s even an entire section on it), I wouldn’t be surprised…
UPDATE: 26 questions in, and the bloggers are leading.
UPDATE: Nulman breathes a sigh of relief, as the bloggers easily take the competition with an average score of 50/60. Highest is Rick Spence at 57. I scored a still-respectable 47.
UPDATE: The CBC actually does a pretty darn decent job rounding up the post-test blogger reaction. They also put up some fun statistical stuff (StatsCan they are not), which shows that meateaters scored better than vegetarians, heavy Internet users scored more than light Internet users, and that Quebec outscored every other province (HA! Suck it Alberta!). The best: Nunavut. The worst: PEI.
I got 46… :P
I got 49 !!
After the show I went to the cbc.ca site and took the other tests too. I got 51 on the
‘Watch your Language’ quiz.
My wife tells me all the time I should be on Jeopardy.
If you can handle some more on this … HERE it is.
Come to think of it, I think I got 51 on both this test, and the Watch Your Language one. I picked up 111, on the IQ first test.
I thought I was the only person with a “live blog” of the event, but it seems you take the prize.