Americans aren’t the world’s only morons

not GandalfSix percent of British youth identify Gandalf as the hero who led the defeat of the Spanish armada, the Guardian reports. Thirteen percent credited another fictional character, Horatio Hornblower, and twenty percent fingered Christopher Columbus for the job.

Our across-the-pond cousins shouldn’t feel bad, though. Sixty-seven percent of American schoolkids think that Spider-Man led American forces in rebellion against King Arthur in 1492.

Okay, okay, so I made that last sentence up. But it’s plausible, you gotta admit.


2 thoughts on “Americans aren’t the world’s only morons

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s