I was browsing aimlessly and found an interesting article about how stupid American adults are.
According to the national survey commissioned (3 years ago) by the California Academy of Sciences:
- Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun.
- Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.
- Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent of the Earth’s surface that is covered with water.
- Only 21% of adults answered all three questions correctly.
I’m encouraged by this. I truly thought way more than half of adults were stupid.
“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” – Albert Einstein