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(Metro)   One in ten children do not realize they live on planet Earth, says research pulled from Uranus   (metro.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-04-03 12:51:55 PM  
4 votes:
If you want an afternoon of fun, go find a 5 year old and try to explain the concept of cities and suburbs, and how they relate to states. It's like an Abbott and Costello routine:

"We live in Wichita."
"Yes. Well, technically Andover. It's a city near Wichita."
"But not Kansas."
"No, we do live in Kansas. Kansas is the state we live in."
"And we drive to Grannies in Wichita, next to Andover."
"No, Granny lives in Canton."
"Canton is next to Kansas."
"No, Canton is in Kansas. We all live in Kansas, and then we live in different cities."
"Granny lives in Canton."
"Right."
"And we live in Andover."
"Right."
"And we both live in Kansas City."
"You know what, how about some Frozen music?"
2014-04-03 12:49:25 PM  
3 votes:
there are more people on Facebook than there are trees on planet earth

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2014-04-03 12:58:58 PM  
2 votes:

FunkOut: Already went through all the planets with my 6 year old. Last month she came home from school and had been in a fight with another child who had claimed there was no such thing as desert foxes. Yesterday they sang a song about rainbows and the teacher told me my kid was objecting to the abscence of indigo and violet because they had been lumped together as purple.

Teach your child science early and you'll find they're arguing with people.


Better teach them karate, too, in that case.
2014-04-03 12:55:59 PM  
2 votes:
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2014-04-03 12:53:46 PM  
2 votes:
I can actually believe this-quick CSS story

My niece is 7, and argued with me that Ohio is not a state, it is a city, and that I was a total dumbfark.   Fed up, I said "What the fark are they teaching you in school??"....answer: "How to color unicorns!!"
2014-04-03 12:48:17 PM  
2 votes:
Some children think they live on another planet, possibly, where cattle and aliens hang out together (Picture: File)

Someone saw the word planet in the headline and just jumped at the thought of being able to use that picture of an alien next to a cow they'd been saving.
2014-04-03 03:05:43 PM  
1 vote:

buckler: I know some kids are going to jerk around with the interviewer for a laugh, but some kids are just irretrievably stupid. Case in point: I was supervising a group of kids, and we were headed out to the field to play some games one day. One kid, who I'd already mentally tagged as being pretty dumb, stopped to squash a bunch of mushrooms.

"Tom," I said, "I'm gonna need you to go to the restroom and wash your hands, and stop smushing up mushrooms."

"But why?" He asked.

"Because you don't know what kind of mushrooms these are. The mushrooms you get at the store are tasty and safe to eat, but mushrooms growing wild can be poisonous. They can make you very sick, or even kill you if you eat them or get the juice on you."

"Oooh," he said, before innocently licking his hands clean to "wash" them.


That kid's gonna be on Fark one day...
2014-04-03 01:14:20 PM  
1 vote:
When my family first came to this planet, I had some difficulty adjusting. I still wake up some days and think I'm on my home planet, (not even the same galaxy!) but after a while you realize that sentient bipedal beings are all kind of the same wherever you go..
2014-04-03 01:09:21 PM  
1 vote:
timujin [TotalFark]
OnlyM3: Obviously teachers deserve raises.

Maybe if we offered a decent wage for teachers, we'd get a higher caliber of applicants.

How much teachers get paid - state by state 50-75k a year. Not bad for not having to produce a functional product.


Query, how is your theory working with CEO's and politicians ?
2014-04-03 01:00:37 PM  
1 vote:

Facetious_Speciest: The same proportion do not know a triangle has three sides, with four per cent saying it has two.

wut


I suppose if the kids have been playing with those thin plastic cut-outs of shapes, they may think they have two sides (front and back). Who knows.
2014-04-03 12:55:58 PM  
1 vote:
Well, I went to a public college and even I know that I live on potato.
2014-04-03 12:54:03 PM  
1 vote:
Already went through all the planets with my 6 year old. Last month she came home from school and had been in a fight with another child who had claimed there was no such thing as desert foxes. Yesterday they sang a song about rainbows and the teacher told me my kid was objecting to the abscence of indigo and violet because they had been lumped together as purple.

Teach your child science early and you'll find they're arguing with people.
2014-04-03 12:47:22 PM  
1 vote:
That joke was stupid, so they changed it to Urectum.
2014-04-03 11:58:00 AM  
1 vote:
While 88 per cent said Earth is where they are from - some believed they lived on Saturn or Mars.

A 12% dumbass ratio actually isn't that bad.
2014-04-03 11:51:36 AM  
1 vote:
And when they grow up get older they join the Tea Party
 
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