Jake didn’t think he’d become a writer when he was growing up in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, but fate had another idea. After barely squeaking through grade 9 English, by the luck of the draw Jake found himself with the most inspiring literature instructor his small town had ever known, and grade 10 English changed his life! Suddenly, evenings once spent at the hockey rink were spent curled up on the couch with the best of Hemingway, Dickens, and John Grisham. A valedictorian address and English degree at the University of Regina later, Jake is proud to call Heywise his favorite place to pen informative quizzes about all his passion projects. If you’re reading a post and pick up a hint of classic English literature, you’re probably reading something by Jake - especially if you come away feeling like a slightly better person for it.
Let’s play an IQ game! Did you know that the reason we call orange-headed people redheads is that they existed before the word orange did? Orange didn’t exist until the fruit did. Of course, it existed, it was simply just called red. Did you know that next week, your watch will be one second slow? It’s because the Earth’s rotation is slowing, so the days are getting longer.
This means that our 24-hour day is actually a little off. To make up for this, the International Earth Rotation Service, which is pretty much Father Time, has to add a second to “keep the balance.”
These seconds are called Leap Seconds. Oh, you didn’t know that? Well, studies show that people who enjoy random facts like these have a higher IQ. They seek and crave knowledge. They don’t always retain it, but when the subject comes up, their problem-solving skills will always kick in. But you already knew that that’s why you’re here. You want to test your limits and no matter what your result, you see it as a challenge. A chance to improve. That’s where real intelligence comes from.
The will to learn, even in the midst of defeat. Learning from your mistakes is crucial to your own health and your own survival.
To do that, you need to seek out quizzes like this that will help you become a better version of yourself (more or less). If not, then at least they are a fun way to pass the time. So, time to get to it as we take this quiz only to have our very own IQs thrown in our own faces. Will you be 55? 200? Or somewhere in between?
Choose a quiz, choose your answer. Yeah, it’s as simple as that. Heywise can help you master entertainment trivia, wipe the floor with your biggest competition for the top foodie, and crown yourself the alpha dog of animal facts.
All you have to do is pick your poison. Why not start with a quiz you think you can ace. For every answer you get right, you get 10 points and your streak increases. Wrong answers bank you no points, and your streak goes back to zero. Once you finish a quiz, if you want to keep playing for that high score or meteor-like streak, just go onto the next one!
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