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Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
So, Chicken has the board game "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader". The rules confuse the HELL out of me, so we modify it. Maybe I need a 5th grader to explain these rules. I thought it would be fun to take the game to my folks house for Thanksgiving. Give us something to do. One of the questions was (and I'm paraphrasing here, because I am not about to go digging through the cards to quote it exactly) "In the reproduction process what it is called when an egg becomes fertilized?" (And see? I know I'm quoting it wrong because the answer is "Zygote", but that's the gist of the question.) The question was for my daughter (who is 8) but my dad piped up with an answer, "A mistake." Awesome, Dad. Happy fucking holidays!

And I've never laughed so hard when I had to ask my nephew, "What is the largest organ on your body?" Now, he's 13, so we know where this is headed. He raises his eyebrows at me and starts hemming and hawing. I have to shout at him, "NOT THAT!" Surprisingly, no one at the table got it. So I tell them it's skin. My nephew: "Well, it's covered in skin. That's for sure." Dude. Boys and their toys!