Thursday, October 9, 2008

To Whomever Fell for the Chain Mail Trap!!!

You know that chain email that said "Can you answer this riddle?" then listed a "heartwarming" message from a reminiscent father named Paul Harvey? Did you send the email to ten people and anxiously wait to hear the answer to the riddle that a bunch of kindergartners could figure out but stumped college kids? How did you feel when you knew that you'd been duped when no such answer appeared?
I went onto snopes.com before forwarding the email and found out that the answer to the riddle is "nothing". That's why nothing happened when you sent it to 10 people. But it gets worse!!! There was no survey that said kindergartners answered the riddle correctly while Stanford University graduates didn't and Paul Harvey never wrote any of that stuff. I did think the riddle was very clever and almost deserved being sent ten times, though. Too bad the chain mail (like most others) was a BLATANT FRAUD (heh, heh, I used big words). Here's a link to the snopes.com article:
Snopes.com: These Things I Wish For You
I just felt like writing a little expose. Glad that's off my chest.
~Nerdette Ari

3 comments:

coolbeenz said...

ugh thank god no more marshmallows!!!!
im srry but htye were pretty lame.....
anyway this is cool!!! but try to switch it up once ina while!!!!
iszzles

Ze Awesome Nerdettes said...

Yeah, you're right. Next time I'll try to get one that's not in Spanish. But this one was one of the kewlest that I could find that worked, but the text sticks out a little. Oh wells.
~Nerdette Ari (owns and Blinda doesn't)

coolbeenz said...

this one was in spanish????
ihate whe nthat hapens i had a cool one and it was enespanol!!! cmon ...