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TMCLEOD4 Posts: 1,673
12/15/11 1:34 P

Back to the original question about cookies. I looked this up and found, consistently, that peanut butter cookies have more calories than sugar cookies. Of course, it all depends on the size of the cookie you're eating, right?

MASH141 Posts: 3,207
12/15/11 12:50 P


SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (533,643)
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12/15/11 12:36 P

1) Aerobic exercise decreases HDL cholesterol. False
2) Antibiotics can treat a cold or the flu. False
3) Choosing white turkey meat instead of dark will save you how many fat grams per 4-oz. serving

Today: 100% correct.
This month: 81% correct.
All time: 70% correct

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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10/10/11 8:56 A

Usually, first thing in the AM..

MADDIE10281 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/10/11 8:51 A

Play daily

GOLFGMA Posts: 20,645
10/10/11 7:32 A

Before exercising anytime!

SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (533,643)
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10/10/11 7:11 A

When is the best time to stretch?

I would think anytime however, it did ask the best time!
* After you workout

NANNA01X7 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/21/11 12:41 P


MNOT2THICK Posts: 10,773
4/21/11 12:03 P


FANCYQTR Posts: 12,993
4/21/11 11:15 A

I have been doing the trivia for several months and have noticed that even if I do it EVERY day, like this month, I will have several correct answers fewer than others (not percentage, just total correct). In April I have answered every day and up through yesterday I was down 2 days worth of correct answers. Today I am down 3 days after answering. I also wondered how there are always people with 6-9 correct answers on the morning of the first day of the month all the time. I know that the eastern hemisphere is ahead of the western hemisphere in time, but it is not 24-48 hours ahead.

I do like doing the trivia though I get frustrated when I get a question I had before and still can't remember the answer. I know that some there could be a different answer, but it is because of the word "can" usually where the answer could be true (like if depression "can" be cured with exercise), but not all depression is cured that way, so the answer is false.

MIAMI_LILLY SparkPoints: (191,897)
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3/4/11 11:13 P

That damn peanut butter cookie question gets me every freakin time! I don't think there are less calories in a peanut butter cookie than a sugar cookie...I mean, really?!

BUSYGRANNY5 SparkPoints: (517,517)
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3/4/11 10:26 P

I like the challenge of the trivia questions.. sometimes I know them immediately, others require some thought... good fun...

NO1SALES11 SparkPoints: (9,341)
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3/4/11 7:06 P

Some of us look forward to the competition. this was my question. It wrecked my perfect record.

When is the best time to stretch?

* Before you workout
* After you workout
* Any time of day

the answer was "after your workout" because you don't want to stretch a cold muscle. this is wrong. It is more important to stretch before a WORKOUT to prevent injuries, but after you haved done your WARM UP. If you are including the warm up as part of the workout, then you should be including the stretch as well. You should have worded the question, "what is the most effective time to stretch".

Edited by: NO1SALES11 at: 3/4/2011 (19:07)
SWEETSUGAR7 Posts: 2,450
2/28/11 12:34 P

Sometimes the trivia is boring or just like duh common sense?

I like to see the results though so I can learn something from it and get the points

JIMCROCE Posts: 1,035
2/28/11 12:14 P

Seems to me that people are taking this way to seriously. This is not a life changing event, and most people are not playing trivia for an educational experience. It is called TRIVIA, not science.

ANARIE Posts: 13,184
2/28/11 12:08 P

You have to take the trivia questions as entertainment, nothing more. It's really, really HARD to write good multiple-choice questions. The ones you see on serious standardized tests take at least two full years to develop-- they're written by teachers or professors, edited by professional test researchers, reviewed by a panel of teachers, and field-tested as part of the "experimental section" on a real test. Then the results are reviewed by experts in statistics, reviewed again by another panel of teachers who are given special training in reading statistics, reviewed AGAIN by testing specialists, reviewed by whatever agency or company is paying for the test, then by a panel of top-level researchers in the subject, and finally usually by a few state boards of education. Each question is seen by at least a hundred people, any of whom can throw it out if it doesn't work. Fewer than about 25-35% of the original questions (which were written by experts to begin with, remember) are left at the end of all that.

In magazine and online quizzes, on the other hand, the questions are written by whoever has a few minutes free from other parts of their job. Personally, I'm impressed that they EVER get ANY questions that you can understand and answer and have counted right.

Remember, these are just for fun and SparkPoints. There will be bogus questions, but they're not going to keep anybody out of college.

JOYCEBRE Posts: 60
2/28/11 11:28 A

stupid trivia question!!! it says to relieve hot flashes a woman CAN (emphasis mine) do a, b, c, d, all, b&d. Well a woman can do all or any of them to relieve hot flashes, so I picked all. And it marked me incorrect, because it says hormone therapy is no longer routinely prescribed. That doesn't make it incorrect! Hormone therapy will relieve hot flashes. A woman could do it. I hate they way they word these questions.

HEALTHY831 Posts: 332
2/27/11 8:10 P

Well I ate one peanut butter cookie from the cafe at Barnes and Noble and came home to log it and found out the darn thing was 600 calories!! I almost had a heart attack. I know its ok to splurge every now and then but had I know I wouldve gotten something different...and to boot it wasnt that good!! Lesson learned

JAMER123 SparkPoints: (550,057)
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2/8/11 9:14 P

This just happened again last night. I had answered 2 questions, clicked on next question and my correct answer didn't come up so I ended up with answering 4 questions, all correct and credit for 3. Interesting! I have been frustrated before when I miss the 4th one and did have the first 3 right!

2/8/11 2:50 P

I've never had the trivia questions ask me more than 3 correct questions, but I have noticed some errors in the questions. Maybe you should mention it to the tech team.

CASILAYNE Posts: 696
2/8/11 2:44 P

I've seen contradictions as well. But sparkpeople uses countless resources to bring us information. In those resources, there will be those that disagree and follow other advice/nutrition requirements/etc. I look at as an opportunity to make an informed choice with all of the information given.

CINDYR457 Posts: 260
2/8/11 2:34 P

Here is yet another contradiction:
Question: True or False: Aerobic exercise decreases HDL cholesterol.

Sparkle people article:
Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise
An In-Depth Look

Regular aerobic exercise, performed most days of the week, also helps reduce the risk of illness and premature death. Regular aerobic exercise improves health in the following ways:
Reduces body fat and improves weight control
Reduces resting blood pressure (systolic and diastolic)

****Increases HDL (good) cholesterol

Decreases total cholesterol
Improves glucose tolerance and reduces insulin resistance
Decreases clinical symptoms of anxiety, tension and depression
Increases maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max)
Improves heart and lung function
Increases blood supply to the muscles and
Enhances your muscles’ ability to use oxygen
Lowers resting heart rate
Increased threshold for muscle fatigue (lactic acid accumulation)

What is up with these incorrect answers in the Trivia? There are lots and lots of them

JAMER123 SparkPoints: (550,057)
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1/7/11 3:39 P

This is not the 1st time I have had big questions. I agree that there are a lot of contradictions. I have had questions I've gotten right and they don't come up as answered so I end u[ doing more than the 3 correct needed. Thought I was doing something wrong, but can't figure that out. Guess we are learning more than we thought we were!! emoticon

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1/7/11 2:58 A


YMUNDERWOOD SparkPoints: (368,154)
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1/7/11 2:15 A

I do notice contradictiions more then I really care to admit with the trivia questions and answer. Once I read a spark nutition article and then did the trivia and answered the question based on the information in the article and it was marked wrong. wote the quetion down and went back to the aarticle to verify the answer and found that it should have been right. I've also had time when answer i've chose was marked wrong and then suddenly changed to right. Wonder if there is a cliche in the program.

JAMER123 SparkPoints: (550,057)
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1/7/11 1:53 A

I agree with you. I think the question was too general and the articles don't agree on it either. Bad question! emoticon

1/7/11 12:51 A

What would happen if I ate 2 peanut butter cookies? I'd be happy! ;o)

I saw that trivia question too and got it wrong! I was SHOCKED. It really does matter on how it's made and its size.

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1/6/11 11:54 P

BTW cute dog picture emoticon

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1/6/11 11:47 P

Wow that is a lot of research. The calories listed in the original question and the calories in the list are different. The differences are probably due to serving size, ingredients used, fats used, sweeteners the amounts of each item used etc. So my answer to the question of what would happen if I ate 2 peanut butter cookies instead of 2 sugar cookies is....NOTHING. I would account for the calories and adjust the rest of the day. By the way I hate sugar cookies so this is a non issue for me.

Edited by: JOJOSHOME at: 1/6/2011 (23:54)
JAMER123 SparkPoints: (550,057)
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1/6/11 11:33 P

I am questioning some contradictory info. on the SP site with trivia. I do run into this on occasion when I research the question and thought it would make a good discussion topic.

Question: What would happen if you ate two peanut butter cookies instead of two (plain) sugar cookies?
1. eat fewer calories?
2. Eat more calories?
3 Eat the same, it doesn't make a difference.

Sugar cookies: 170 calories, 9 grams fat
Peanut butter cookies: 121 calories, 7 grams fat

Trivia question answer: Peanut butter may be notorious for its high fat content, but traditional peanut butter cookies are usually lower in calories than most other choices.

Count down on Holiday Cookies Slide show:

Here how all 13 cookies rank:
Meringue (25 calories, 0g fat)
Fortune cookie (30 calories, 0g fat)
Biscotti (65 calories, 2.5g fat)
Oatmeal raisin (95 calories, 3.5g fat)
Sugar (100 calories, 3g fat)
Macaroon (100 calories, 6g fat)
Chocolate chip (110 calories, 6g fat)
Gingerbread man (115 calories, 5g fat)
Gingersnap (120 calories, 3g fat)
Peanut butter (125 calories, 6.5g fat)
White chocolate macadamia nut (140 calories, 8g fat)
Peanut blossom (150 calories, 8g fat)
M&M cookie (200 calories, 8g fat)

Which figure is the correct figure? Is there others that also run into this problem?

Edited by: JAMER123 at: 1/7/2011 (00:17)
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