Thursday, August 11, 2011

U.S. Education


Yesterday I mentioned that I have been watching re-runs of the Jeff Foxworthy show titled Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader. It fascinates me to see supposedly well educated adults fail to answer some of the simplest questions correctly. It 's (virtually?) unbelievable.

One contestant, a middle-aged lady with two college degrees was asked, "True or False: The Mississippi River flows East to West?"

She hemmed and hawed for a short time then finally locked in her incorrect answer... which was, "True" -- and, as previously revealed, she was a college graduate.


A member of The Harlem Globetrotters was asked, "The huge storm called 'The Big Red Spot' is located on what planet?"

He said that he thought it must be either Mars or Mercury, and he finally locked in his final answer, which was Mars. Which is wrong, of course... the correct answer being Jupiter. The funny thing about it is that two of his fifth grade classmates also answered Mars... only one of the three of then said Jupiter.


Another contestant was asked: "Which of these is never found inside our solar system: comets, constellations, or meteorites?" Her answer was comets.

Good Grief!

Heard on talk-radio:
That's not merely irrational, it's Charlie Sheen crazy.

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