Hey PCH fans, it’s April 15… and we all know what day that is. Tax day! Well – sure, but it’s also National Take a Wild Guess Day, when we celebrate hunches and guesses of all kinds. Haven’t we all had a gut feeling that led us down the right path at some point?
A Quick History
The word “guess” originated in the 1300s and is derived from the German gessen, but humankind has been making guesses since caveman days. I mean, how else would we know what mushrooms and berries to eat if someone didn’t take the guesswork out of it for us? Over centuries, scientists solved many mysteries of nature by making an educated guess and testing to see if it was true.
In 2010 a professional speaker (and, er, maybe comedian) named Jim Barber, came up with the idea for National Take a Wild Guess day in honor of the brave souls who make guesstimates on their taxes.
How does this apply to YOU?
Our crack editorial team will challenge you to make your best guess in subjects like history, animals, travel and general trivia. Like these:
- Do you know these cooking terms?
- Is this a solo artist, or a band lead singer?
- Can you guess a state from a photo?
- Name the classic car
- Can you name animals that start with “g”?
Tokens, tokens, tokens! If you take any of our 20-question PCHquizzes, you’ll score 200 tokens for each correct answer — that’s a whopping 4,000 tokens per quiz for answering 100% correctly! So go get your guess on, have some fun, and maybe increase your sweepstakes winning chances while you’re at it. And share them with friends, too!