Tuesday, May 02, 2006

geography for dummies

Americans are dummies when it comes to geography. Among the more surprising (to me) findings from a study by (naturally) the National Geographic Society among 18-24 year olds:
- 60% can't find Iraq on a map of the Middle East.
- 75% think English is the most widely-spoken language in the world.
- and most surprisingly, 25% can't tell their heads from their asses.