Thursday, February 07, 2008

On the subject of stupidity, you'll be delighted to note that the British are now officially as historically illiterate as we Americans are:

The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king Richard the Lionheart was a myth.

And 23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up.

[snip]

Meanwhile, 58 percent thought Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Holmes actually existed...
I weep for the future of the world.

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