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Old 12-01-2007, 01:39 PM
Nielsio Nielsio is offline
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Default What revolves around the earth?

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Old 12-01-2007, 01:57 PM
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Default Re: What revolves around the earth?

i need to remember to quote this whenever someone posts some stupid american not knowing something about geography (90% of the time, from are you smarter than a 5th grader)
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:59 PM
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I blaim public education obviously.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:07 PM
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Default Re: What revolves around the earth?

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I wouldn't expect much difference in the USA, from what I've seen on Leno's Jaywalk with college students/grads and quiz shows in general. Even allowing for Leno's post-film selection, a lot of the questions they get wrong are mindblowing for an unintoxicated highschool senior.

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Old 12-01-2007, 02:47 PM
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I will once again point out that Leno's Jay Walking bit would not be funny if the majority of the audience didn't know the correct answers.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:01 PM
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OMFG!!!!!!!!

Just showed that clip to my wife!!!!

She is officially dumb!!!!!
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:17 PM
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I will once again point out that Leno's Jay Walking bit would not be funny if the majority of the audience didn't know the correct answers.

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I'm pretty sure Leno thanks god for the answers-cards.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:18 PM
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OMFG!!!!!!!!

Just showed that clip to my wife!!!!

She is officially dumb!!!!!

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Did you show her this post also?
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:38 PM
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I will once again point out that Leno's Jay Walking bit would not be funny if the majority of the audience didn't know the correct answers.

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Even using as a given that is true ( it usually is), the questions are typically a level or two easier than the local astronomy one, sometimes at or near the "who's buried in Grants Tomb" type.

That we can find ANYONE with a college degree or is teaching school who gets them wrong, let alone a constant supply of them is the telling part. It's the continuum implied. Iow, the next level up, above these successful grads and teachers and degree aspirants ... never mind the ones that failed or dropped out of highschool or college.

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Old 12-01-2007, 06:55 PM
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France is approaching 50% atheist/agnositc, as opposed to less than 10% in the U.S. Need we look any further for the root of their ignorance?


Seriously, though, I wonder if there was something about the way the question was phrased in French that would make it confusing. 58% seems shockingly high.
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