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Are You Normal?

Take this superfun quiz to find your range of strange!

Answer these questions to see how “normal” you really are. Note your answer to each question on a separate piece of paper (or have your kids do it!), then see how others responded. Add all your points together, find your final number in the score box below, and read what your score says about you.

IF YOU COULD BE ANY ANIMAL, WHICH WOULD IT BE?

__Something not discovered yet: 2

Undiscovered is most exciting?

__Mammal or bird: 2

Over 1 in 3 kids think it would be fun being furry.

More than 1 in 5 would like to flock together.

__Reptile, fish, or insect: 4

1 in 20 want to slither like snakes.

Only 1 in 33 want to trade fingers for fins.

Just 1 in 100 weren’t bugged by the idea of being a bug.

WHICH “S” JOB WOULD YOU LIKE BEST?

__Spy, scientist, or singer: 2

25 percent of kids are into sneaking around.

24 percent would love to be in a lab.

21 percent think they can belt it out.

__Screen star or superhero: 3

7 percent want to save the world.

12 percent are ready for their close-up.

__Storm chaser or skateboarder: 4

8 percent want to ride with the wind.

3 percent are on board with you.

Superpower

Quizzes

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BIRTHDAY PARTIES?

__The bigger the better: 2
4 in 10 kids want a big, big cake for the big, big crowd.

__Just a few close friends: 2

4 in 10 say, “I’ll take my party small (but my presents big)!”

__Just the family: 3

2 in 10 would rather party with the family.

__Birthday parties? No, thanks!: 4

Only a few kids would rather get older gracefully, not publicly.

Making Stuff

Fancy Cakes - Ep. 96

When is a cake not a cake? When it's a pair of beach sandals! (For ages 4-11)

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WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU LIKE TO PAINT YOUR ROOM?

__I like it the way it is: 2

__Blue, purple, or green: 2

More than 1 in 4 kids are true blue fans.

Nearly 1 in 5 pick purple.

About 1 in 7 would go green.

__Red, orange, black, yellow, or white: 4

1 in 20 are seeing red (or orange, or black).

1 in 25 would splash on some yellow.

1 in 33 prefer a blank canvas.

PAINTING PENGUIN

Bird gets crafty!

WOULD YOU RATHER TAKE A BATH OR A SHOWER?

__Shower: 2

63 percent of kids stand up for soap and water.

__Bath: 3

About 28 percent would rather fill it up to wash it off.

__Neither: 4

What’s that smell? It might be the 9 percent who don’t like baths or showers. Hopefully they’re on the swim team!

Dive in!

Splashy tidbits about H20

IS THERE LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS?

__Yes: 2

52 percent of kids say we’re not alone.

__No: 3

19 percent think we’re unique in the universe.

__???: 3

29 percent don't have an earthly idea.

WHEN IT’S SNACK TIME, DO YOU GO SWEET OR SALTY?

__I mix it up: 2

More than half of kids—52 percent— hunger for both.

__Usually sweet: 3

34 percent want a sweet treat to eat.

__Usually salty: 4

14 percent savor salt.

Making Stuff

Pretzels - Ep. 58

Twists and turns and a little mustard as Gears and Wiz visit the bakery and see just how giant Pretzels are made. (For ages 4-11)

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TIME TO CHECK YOUR SCORE!

14-17
NORMAL AS RIDING A BIKE

You might stand out for your hobbies or your schoolwork. But keeping it together doesn’t mean you’re just another clone. Bravo!

18-23
NORMAL AS RIDING A HORSE

You don’t pick the safest bets or make the easiest choices. Why turn on music when you can start a band? To be a little not-normal is a great way to make friends. Keep up the good work!

24-27
NORMAL AS RIDING A UNICORN

Welcome to the extremes. You might be really sloppy or really neat. Whatever weirdness got you here, wear it as a badge of pride. You’re amazing!

If these descriptions don’t match you, that’s OK.
These are just for fun!

Text by Mark Shulman

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