I, Alison Rogers, am not smarter than a fifth-grader. I know this because I was watching the Fox network game show while I was making dinner (rice and beans) and I flunked the one-million-dollar question: "What was the name of the first U.S.-launched satellite?" To be fair, the show is set up so you can take the money and run at the half-million-dollar mark, and I certainly would have quit right then and there. I know what I don't know. And to be even more fair, the show's actual fifth-graders aren't smarter than fifth-graders either. If they had been the contestants, they wouldn't have even reached the half-million-dollar mark. A couple of them thought NASA stood for National American Space Agency; many of them were convinced that "Common Sense," the pamphlet that helped spark the Americ...
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