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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Retarded 3rd Grade Question

Are you smarter than a 3rd grader? My 3rd grade sister apparently isn't.

Question from "Brain Quest: Math Basics (3rd Grade)" (bolding added by me) was this: "Mr. and Mrs. Lee are the parents of 3 sons. Each son has 1 sister. How many children in all?"

She thought it was six, which makes total sense. One girl to each boy: three boys, three girls, six children total. Apparently, though, it's four. Why? Because that book is irritating.

The answer: "Four. The brothers all have the same sister."

THE FUCK? I believe a nice XKCD comic is necessary here.

The fifth panel also applies to postmodernists.


  1. I feel dumb. I've spent about 10 minutes trying to come up with another word that ends in 'gry'. Couldn't think of one to save my life...

  2. It'll be okay :) Hat Man has avenged your wasted time, hehe.


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