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Why is it that 1 in 5 Americans can't identify the USA on a world map?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by MichaelM, 9 Mar 2008.

  1. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside
  2. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    Not another 'how stupid the Americans are' thread. If stupid people can run the richest, most powerful nation the world has ever seen what does that say about the rest of the people in the world, including the billions who live in grinding poverty?
     
  3. Oh dear dear dear... poor young thing!

    She, hopefully will marry a Charles Atlas lookalike -it's her only chance!
     
  4. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Becaus 5 out of every 6 Americans are immigrants and not the indigenous American Indian.:biggrin:
     
  5. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    6 out of 6 Americans are immigrants. Humans started out from Africa and spread from there. If the current inhabitants of the USA are so stupid, just how stupid are the people left in Africa and the people currently in vast areas of Asia such as India and China? Most people there are poverty stricken by US standards despite having thousands of years of a head start on the US which was unpopulatred by humans until about 12,000 years ago.
     
  6. yello

    yello Guru

    She might not be too bright but I would.
     
  7. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    It's not just the Americans. When the Falklands War was imminent, Brits were asked where are the Falklands and most put them off the Scottish coast!
     
  8. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    :biggrin::biggrin:

    Me too!
     
  9. You stick to Brazilians you! Leave the other nuts alone... :wacko:
     
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    She could be president, she has the skills.
     
  11. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    Eeek that's painful viewing.
     
  12. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
  13. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Nice smile though. She wouldn't have to beg for long before I gave in.
     
  14. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    very nice indeed - but how many "British" people know which country has Nuuk as the capital city :ohmy: (not American by the way) It's easy when you have the Internet to hand, but put on the spot I would say a small percentage :biggrin:
     
  15. curve

    curve New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    I didn't know but thanks to Google now I do.