Wow, this is just depressing…

Uhm, what should we do with people in the U.S. that can’t even locate the U.S. on a map? Yep, that’s right… 11% of U.S. citizens surveyed couldn’t even find their own country on a map. That particular result, along with the rest of the results from a National Geographic survey are just so frightening. I didn’t know it was that bad.

7 Responses to “Wow, this is just depressing…”


  1. 1 forgo

    58% couldn’t find Japan??

    Then again, how important is it really to know where things are? What is the point, exactly?

  2. 2 tinMan

    obviously, you’ve never watched Street Smarts, (streetsmartstv.com). It’s hilarious how stupid people are. One person said there’s 35 stars on the US flag cuz there’s only 35 states. Another said there’s 50 stars to represent the 50 planets. that dumb enough for you?

    anyways, Street Smarts is a great show AND they’re having Playboy week this week. ;)

  3. 3 wojo

    Heh, I’ve watched it but I just can’t justify wasting time watching it anymore when I have better TV to watch :-P

  4. 4 forgo

    I watch Street Smarts! Frank is funny. He’s the main reason I watch it.

  5. 5 tinMan

    yet you are shocked that americans can’t find their own country on a map. it seems that whatever you are watching is making you lose touch with reality. ppl just aren’t as smart as they appear on fictional shows.

  6. 6 forgo

    I’m not shocked, per se. I know it’s out there. It’s just disconcerting to see the actual figures.

  7. 7 weekendranger

    :P I heard about this as well. Kids could find the survivor island but not say, Afganistan. :P I won’t get into why it’s important. Unless someone really wants to know. :P Then I will go through and list off oh say a million reasons why. :)

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