NATIONAL TAKE A WILD GUESS DAY
Is it a calculated risk to celebrate National Take A Wild Guess Day each year on April 15th? It might depend upon how you observe the day. Will you guess how many jelly beans are in a jar? Or will you be estimating your taxes? Depending on how you spend the day, it could be full of hunches and guesses.
As a contestant in the game of life, sometimes our only option is to venture a guess at what’s around the corner. Our inklings or premonitions may never come to be. However, if the future keeps you awake at night worrying, it’s a good bet that worrying never paid a bill. Another good wager about worrying is that it costs you more in time and the space in your head than it will ever give back to you. But that’s just another estimate.
The day challenges us to take a stab at making wild predictions. They may be way off or right on target. Sometimes we get better at guessing as we go, or we have a knack for it right away. No matter the case, it’s just a wild guess. Don’t take it seriously.
HOW TO OBSERVE #TakeAWildGuessDay
While most of us are not statisticians, we understand the basics of averages. Assess your options and take a wild guess about something, anything. How many pennies are in the penny jar? How many National Days over 1500 are there on National Day Calendar? Your wild guess might just be spot on.
You can also download and print this Wild Guess card game. See if your family can guess which National Day you drew or if you can stump them.
Use #TakeAWildGuessDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL TAKE A WILD GUESS DAY HISTORY
National Take a Wild Guess Day was created by Jim Barber (TheBarbershop.com).
Wild Guess FAQ
Q. What will the high temperature be tomorrow?
A. We’ll take a wild guess and say 60°F. It’ll be 60 somewhere, right?
Q. How many babies will be born on April 30th?
A. We’ll take a wild guess and say 25,421 babies will be born on April 30th. However, according to World Counts, approximately 385,000 babies are born each day worldwide. The U.S. birth rate is closer to 10,000 per day.
Q. What are my chances of winning the lottery?
A. We’ll take a wild guess and say you have 1 in 12,451,001 chances of winning the lottery. However, according to Wonderopolis.org, we weren’t far off. Your chances of winning the lottery are 1 in 13,983,816. We were pretty close! Maybe we should get a lottery ticket.