TLP: Happy Fourth, Dumbasses!

Friday, July 02, 2010 , , 3 Comments

history fail
Sorry, apparently only one-fourth of us are dumbasses about the origins of the holiday we're about to celebrate. And it's a pretty safe bet that the percentage of people who won't get drunk and stupid for the Fourth is far lower than the percentage that is strictly stupid.

CNN:
As Americans get ready to spend a long weekend marking this country's
independence 234 years ago, a new poll suggests more than 1 in 4 Americans don't know which country America declared its independence from.

According to a new survey from Marist College, 26 percent failed to correctly identify Great Britain as the country the United States fought an eight-year war with to gain its independence.

That percentage of Americans includes the 20 percent who were "unsure" and the six percent who thought the U.S. fought a revolution against another country. Among the countries mentioned were France, China, Japan, Mexico, and Spain, according to the poll.
Now, we're not all history buffs, just like not everybody is a mathlete. But this is fucking stunning, especially the list of "coulda-been" countries.

It's OK to start the holiday drinking now, right?

The Lazy Paperboy

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.

3 comments:

Kind of like those commercials that say "1 in 4 women misread a traditional pregnancy test"... how fucking stupid are people?

You don't need to answer that, I know you already know ;)

elf2006real said...

Let's put "Washington" on the list of countries we won our Independence from! That would be interesting...

I would love to see that in my lifetime.