TED OR NORTH KOREA

I’ll be out at TED next week, listening to interesting people.  (After a few weeks or months, most of those talks wind up on the Internet, along with the 1900+ you can already watch for free here (with tools to sort by topic, type and popularity, among other things).  In case I fail to post one or more days next week, just watch a few dozen TED talks.

But as you do, consider this clever quiz from Mother Jones, wherein you are presented a series of short quotes and asked whether they came from a TED talk or from North Korean propoaganda.

It’s a lot hard than you might think.

IN CASE YOU FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM

Meanwhile, say you’re struck by lightning or something and — thankfully — there’s no damage at all.  No blood, no pain; maybe you have to send your clothes out to the cleaner.  The only thing is: you can’t for the life of you remember who you are.  (Haven’t we seen this movie?)

By asking you a few questions about how various words sound to you, this quiz will at least tell you where you’re from.  That’s a start.  (Try it!)

Now, if you could only remember your name.  And your PIN.

(Thanks, Mel!)

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