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    "Funny, isn't it?" Actually sad. Americans' lack of scientific knowledge. Are you surprised that it's that bad?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn3VJ-VJhOw

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    https://www.rd.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/30-lasgos-Geography-Mistakes-That-Most-of-Us-Make_396579637-Igor-Grochev-ft.jpg


    Geographical knowledge seems to be lacking too.

    Ducky

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    For sure!

    ....no


    ....and, they get to vote

    I'm with CB on this one. Whenever I've been in the U.S. and mention that I'm from Canada, the response is almost always, "Oh wow, you're a long way from home"! Sometimes I'm only 50 miles from home and one time 22 miles! Seriously? No awareness of even where the border is?


    Americans also feel obligated to explain to us (when visiting here) where their well-known city is located, i.e. Miami, San Francisco, Cincinnati, New York, Houston, etc. They apparently believe that we don't know geography....either.  LOL!!!

    Clonge

    I heard it said, and I believe it's true, that 90% of all Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S.-Canadian border.
    Ducky

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    Not sure if the percentage is that high but there sure are a lot of us peering over your shoulder. :)
    Clonge

    @JDB: No, it's not that way at all. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/15/u-s-students-internationally-math-science/ There are enough smart kids in the U.S. so we don't place last.
    terryfossil 1

    I say with pride Clonge,this little country down under everybody, is well above USA in all 3 categories ,,sadly little Canada is above Aussie in all 3 categories..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    Some very interesting reading there Clonge,,however for some of us,a lot of our learning is done after we leave school..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    I think it's sad.  And it seems like you group all Americans in with these people.



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