We just got home from a Caribbean cruise with our good friends, Jerry and Lori Roames. I just picked up the accumulated mail and we are inundated with 27 (count ’em twenty-seven) catalogs.
Reader’s Digest also published:
- 20 percent of Americans think that the sun revolves around the earth.
- Less than half (47 percent) of Americans don’t know how long it takes for the earth to revolve around the sun.
- Only 59 percent of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.
What are the three branches of government?
Name at least two members of the supreme court.
Point to Louisiana on a map?
The majority of Americans—three in four—identify Larry, Curly and Moe as the Three Stooges. That’s certainly understandable. But only two out of five respondents can correctly identify the executive, legislative, and judicial as the three branches of government.
More than three quarters of Americans can name at least two of the seven dwarfs, while less than a quarter can name two members of the Supreme Court.
Less than six months after Hurricane Katrina, one third of those surveyed couldn’t point to Louisiana on a map. 1Source Readers’ Digest, June 2012, citing cnn.com, business wire.com, and foxnews.com as their sources.
Really? And I thought Jay-Walking was a set-up.
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|1.||↑||Source Readers’ Digest, June 2012, citing cnn.com, business wire.com, and foxnews.com as their sources.|
Read in the paper this morning that a school district in Maine is giving iPads to each enrolling kindergartner. Yes, that’s kindergartner. They’re getting the $700 models. I think I’ll go back to school.
No wonder the cost per student in the US is around 10 grand each.
We just received a letter from the U.S. Department of Commerce telling us that our 2010 Census form will arrive in about a week. I’m glad the government is spending billions to tell us this. Last year we received a letter from the government telling us that our stimulus check would arrive in about a week. Anybody else think this is a waste of money?