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.

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.


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.