I wonder if that might not have been a linguistic difficulty. It's not clear whether the test was administered everywhere in English.wasteofo2 said:After Mexico embarassed the USA in so many topics, it was surprising that so few Mexicans knew the answer to the question of which city was farthest west...
So you're implying that I'm NOT an American? How did you know that?Kerrie said:but i am an american :tongue:
Yah we're given wonderful opportunitiesONJ's Noble Steed said:It's funny how in school we were indocrinated that we are the luckiest people in the world because we were born in this "great country" called the United States, which offers wonderful opportunities to get an education, etc. At least some of that is true, but I'm just sitting here thanking my lucky stars that I was NOT born in the US. I've lived in America for quite a long time now, but I don't plan to stay here forever.
Howards Stern used to bring people who were exceptionally dull mentally into his studio and ask them questions. I particularly remember that all of them did not know how many planets there are in the solar system, most did not know which planet earth is, and one particularly ditzy stripper couldn't even identify what planet she was on at that moment.Evo said:I wonder, given a picture of the solar system, how many Americans could pick out the earth?
11% of americans can't even locate their own country??Gokul43201 said:Take this survey, and look at the numbers below each answer showing the results by country.
Which statistic shocked you the most and why ?
Wow, I really had no idea Judaism made such a small percentage.wasteofo2 said:
Well, there are several different names for the Pacific ocean. I myself know it best as the Great ocean or the 'Silent' ocean, not the Pacific.Entropy said:I wasn't suprized at America's results, it's the other countries like Sweden, Germany, and Great Britain that suprized me. Like a quarter of those countries' peoples couldn't find the pacific ocean on the map. That's just sad. And I thought Europeans had good schools. Bah.
National geographic was doing the survey.... those punks :Dmatthyaouw said:I wonder why so much emphasis is being placed on locating somewhere on a map... Is it really that important a skill?