I ask you, readers, do you remember the website whatsbetter.com? Friends, I know you do.
Simply put it was a website which displayed two pictures or ideas and asked you to choose the better of the two. Sometimes it was easy like: What's better? Clutching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat, or Letting Victory Slip Through Your Open Fingers. (I'm sure the wording was slightly different, but it's been many years. Forgive me.) Other times it was harder like: What's better? The Atomic Bomb or Brussel Sprouts. Again, I can't remember the exact things we compared, but somehow my friends and I wasted countless (none of us were math majors) hours of our sophomore year of college analyzing and debating the intricacies of random ideas and objects. On more than one occasion, I believe, it resulted in nerdy fisticuffs.
In a similar vain, I hope the following question plagues overachieving nerds for generations. Like all maddening questions, this one is quite simple:
Baby Food or a New York Times Recipe for Chilled Pea Soup?
You can find the recipe here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/health/nutrition/18recipehealth.html
It was actually quite delicious, but I think I preferred it hot.