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WADINGMOOSE Posts: 1,048
9/4/13 1:47 P

The trick questions are why I quit doing the trivia most times. Something would be true with a "but" and it irked me.

ERICWS SparkPoints: (8,307)
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9/4/13 1:22 P

I'd suggest that the "freshman 15" is just a term to use to describe what happens to a lot of kids who live away from home for the first time: they are on meal plans and have more freedom, and eat too much junk. So they gain weight.

It is not a real thing, just a slang phrase, even though many of us have all seen or lived it, either long long ago (in my case) or now.......

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,562
9/4/13 5:49 A

Sunset is correct with the info she's sharing. You would answer "true" because it says the Freshman 15 is a myth- which it is. Answering "false" would mean you think the Freshman 15 is really how much weight an average freshman gains.

Does that make sense?

Coach Jen

SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (534,763)
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9/4/13 12:32 A

I put false, however the answer came up as true. What gives?!?!?

A 2011 study published in Social Science Quarterly showed that the typical weight gain during the first year of college is just 2.5 to 3.5 pounds and has little to do with higher learning and more to do with becoming a young adult. The not so good news: About 10 percent of freshmen will gain 15 pounds or more during their first year. And that's just the first year. Experts aren't as concerned about these actual pounds as they are about the rate at which students put them on. A 2008 study found that college students gain weight six times faster than the general population. And according to researchers, young adults continue to gain weight (1.5 pounds per year on average) during the four years after they graduate, too. Not all of this can be chalked up to "growing up," though. If left unchecked, the weight gain many experience as young adults can become a serious problem.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
9/3/13 10:41 A

Yeah, some of the trick questions in trivia are irritating. I also dislike the ones that are like "which is worse: a McDonald's X or a Burger King Y?" Why should I know the relative comparisons between this kind of junk food and that?? Shouldn't I get extra points for NOT knowing?

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,391
9/3/13 10:34 A

Today on the trivia question, 1st question was true or false" The Freshman 15 is a myth". I put false, because SP has been pounding that in my brain since I joined, but the answer was false! This really annoyed me!
Anyone else?

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