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Who said Americans are dumb?

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  1. bladesyz

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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    Thanks for entertaining me with that. :)
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    Ha, funny. Imagine having to listen to them speak all the time.
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    Well if the translation is correct, then none of those answers are true. The moon REVOLVES around the Earth. But yah...wow.

    I also thought this little image was nice:
    http://evanwarner.com/temp/dumb.png
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    I used Babelfish to translate, and it comes out with "What revolves around the Earth?"

    edit: Let's watch the Americans redeem themselves.



     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    nah nobody tops the Americans!
    asked them name a country that starts with U !

    many failed to say usa lol
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    Yeah, I've seen that one.

    It has been suggested that the audience deliberately voted that way because he was such an idiot.
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    Which, I assume from watching at least a few seasons of our own Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, is pretty common a behaviour.

    Although, since we're on the anecdotal numbers (I think there's an audience of 50 in the French Who Wants..., although I might be mistaken), it doesn't matter that much whether it was 27 or 1 really dumb guys, because it's certain the guy in the clip at least wasn't the smartest guy on the block.



     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    Haha before I even clicked on the link I knew what the clip was going to be. Amazing if the crowd actually thought that. But I still think us americans are dumber...much dumber on average.
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    It's probably rather dumb not to know that the moon circles around the earth, but I'm sure there are a couple of $100 questions for each of us at which we will fail :azn:.

    I doubt that the audience is that mean, but maybe the directors are manipulating the results. In that case these shows are even less worth looking. I for myself cannot stand it to see people getting humiliated like that, even by their own actions of lack thereof, while millions of people are watching, so if somebody doesn't know how many sides a triangle has, I will have to switch the channel.
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    I wouldn't have said "USA" for a country beginning with "U" either. "Uganda" or "Uruguay" though ...

    Depends what your area of expertise is really. You could ask me some simple £100 sports questions that I would not be able to answer; I know enough sports to hold half a conversation (or nod and smile) with my relatives and that's it.

    Failing at basic science is a bit scary though. Unless he knows something we don't:
    "Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet." K
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    maybe he is an old order of the holy guardian of the secret catholic sect?

    (an old branch of the inquisition? "YES!! THE SUN REVOLVES AROUND THE EARTH! YOU BLASPHEMY!")

    with all honestly, i would probably vote for the sun too
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    stupidity is found all around the world
    to prove this i found a video coming from germany
    translations by me, not quite the whole vid, but the dumbest parts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7QxrCCmifE

    a few of the Q and A are:
    -George Bush comes from?
    ... uhhh i u dunno,not from europe, he speaks english or american or something so i gotta say great britain
    -Huseein comes from what country?
    ...he speaks american too, or english uuh, hes from the same city, i'd have to say great britain, or america, no clue
    -In the iraq war, america is fighting against iraq,
    .. i know
    - out of what country do the leaders of these countrys come?
    .. oooo no clue ****, nooow that i dont know
    -what is george bush's last name?
    ... george bush's last name? oooo
    -another question, saddam hussein, whats his first name?
    ...(didnt understand this part^^)
    -what is the president of america's job?
    - umm president?
    *clapping*
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    I don't doubt that they could be that mean. They probably thought "what an idiot, I'll vote for the wrong answer just to screw with him."

    And the only thing that clips of street interviews prove is that people who are willing to answer trivia questions on camera in the middle of the street are dumb. Or that editors are very good at editing out all the right answers.



     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    I've seen someone from Britian on the US version who didn't know duck duck goose. on ask the audience they clearly voted duck duck goose followed by duck duck duck, but there was some showing for duck duck monkey for the "make fun of the idiot" factor.



     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    What the hell are you talking about dude?



     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    Sweet Jesus, what is this world coming too?
    Copernicus was the first astronomer to offer the heliocentric cosmology in the early 1500s.
    Now, 500 years later, you still have people missing questions on a gameshow about it.
    How depressing.
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    This guy is joking right?
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    Some are some are not compared how?
    two Green people I know :)
    Sorry I don't see a Vouch that It's not a rick - ROLL yet :thumbsup:
     
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    Re: Who said Americans are dumb?

    Failing at basic science is a bit scary though. Unless he knows something we don't:
    "Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet." K

    Five Minites ago You Knew You Free.


     

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