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Old 11-08-2009, 03:49 PM
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Default Re: Are You Smarter Than A 1954 8th Grader?

Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
A few years ago, in the "Jaywalking" segment of Jay Leno's Tonight Show, the host asked someone (who appeared normal enough) where Cuba is located; to which he replied that it is in Asia.

Well, I never did exceptionally well in "Social Studies" (roughly a combination of history and geography) when I was in school, either; but that degree of ignorance is really disturbing...
any of those man on the street interviews where they ask questions pertaining to government and I cringe at some of the answers.

Being my state borders Canada we get the CBC and there is a guy named Rick Mercer, a comedian, who comes across the border every once in a while and does man on the street interviews asking about Canada. If you want to see dumb Americans you have to watch one of his shows. God it is embarrassing!

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