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(Guardian)   One-third of British adults are so stupid when it comes to geography that they think Mount Everest is in Europe instead of Africa   (guardian.co.uk) divider line
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2007-11-13 9:40:09 PM  
Dumbed-down government schools.

Thanks, liberals!
 
2007-11-13 9:52:02 PM  
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2007-11-13 9:56:16 PM  
Well-played, Subby. Subtle, with a hint of smirkiness. The only problem with that headline is most Americans won't know Everest is really in the Andes.
 
2007-11-13 9:56:20 PM  
Great headline.
 
2007-11-13 9:57:23 PM  
Highroller48: Well-played, Subby. Subtle, with a hint of smirkiness. The only problem with that headline is most Americans won't know Everest is really in the Andes.

Get a brain, moran! Everest isn't a mountain. It's one of the Great Lakes.
 
2007-11-13 9:58:14 PM  
Stupid subby, Europe is a subcontinent of Africa.
 
2007-11-13 9:59:41 PM  
I thought it was a brand of bottled water!
 
2007-11-13 10:01:39 PM  
Mount Everest is in Colorado, morans, a short ride from Estes Park.

//War is God's way of teaching Americans geography. -- Ambrose Bierce.
 
2007-11-13 10:04:11 PM  
And 1/3 of Americans don't know that Africa isn't a country.

+1 on the headline
 
2007-11-13 10:07:15 PM  
you idiots, rhythm is a dancer.
 
2007-11-13 10:09:02 PM  
To be fair, an awful lot of rich white people have died on it so I can see the confusion.
 
2007-11-13 10:11:19 PM  
Dude, you can tell by all the snow that it's in Antarctica.
 
2007-11-13 10:24:37 PM  
This About That: Mount Everest is in Colorado, morans, a short ride from Estes Park

I used to live in Estes Park, so I'm getting kick out of these replies.

/Everyone knows Everest is in the Everglades.
 
2007-11-13 10:30:32 PM  
I laughed.
 
2007-11-13 10:37:48 PM  
Jumpin' Jesus on a Pogo stick! Everybody knows that the burrough Owl lives in a hole in the ground! Why the Hell d'ya think they call it a Burrough Owl, anyway?
 
2007-11-13 11:00:01 PM  
Maybe they don't have any maps, or things.
 
2007-11-13 11:14:26 PM  
Morons probably think that it's the tallest mountain on earth, too. (new window)
 
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2007-11-13 11:23:14 PM  
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I personally believe that U.K. Britons are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in their nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that their, uh, education like such as in, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq and everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uh, their education over there in the U.K. should help the U.K., uh, should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries, so they will be able to build up their future for their children.

 
2007-11-13 11:28:10 PM  
Everyone knows that Mount Everest is a pile of dead batteries.
 
2007-11-14 12:09:57 AM  
jbc: THE Iraq.
 
2007-11-14 12:22:55 AM  
Well played
 
2007-11-14 12:23:29 AM  
And Europe gets on our case about education standards?

FTFA: Asked how many countries there were in the world, only a third were correct in choosing 193. A third of people thought Mount Everest was either in the Alps or the UK - it is in Nepal - and only half of respondents knew that the Nile was the world's longest river.

At least we know where Florida is ya limeys.
 
2007-11-14 12:24:07 AM  
Uhhhh yea it is. Europe is the capital of Africa subby. Duh!
 
2007-11-14 12:24:43 AM  
God, you f*cking idiots. Anyone who paid attention in eighth-grade social studies knows that Mt. Everest is part of the Appalachians.
 
2007-11-14 12:25:09 AM  
Great Headline. It is great that you put Everest in Africa, when everybody knows it is in Australia.


+1 Subby
 
2007-11-14 12:25:12 AM  
Afternoon_Delight: Dumbed-down government schools.

Thanks, liberals!


And denial isn't just a mountain in France.
 
2007-11-14 12:25:18 AM  
*Golf clap*
 
2007-11-14 12:25:33 AM  
jbc: I personally believe that U.K. Britons are unable to do so because, ................................................................................ ................................................................................ .......................................................... future for their children.

She's got a purty mouth.
 
2007-11-14 12:26:36 AM  
I bless the rains down in africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had
Sure as Mt Everest rises like olympus above the serengeti!
 
2007-11-14 12:26:38 AM  
important geographical facts like "what's the longest river?"

well fark. even d-bags can ace trivia. the real problem isn't knowing useless facts but being able to solve simple friggin problems.

i hate triviatards
 
2007-11-14 12:28:08 AM  
British?!

Europe?!

Africa?!
 
2007-11-14 12:28:39 AM  
Great. Now thousands of people will go to work having only read the headline and tell thier co-workers that Everest is in Africa! Pretty farked up..... ha ha ha ha
 
2007-11-14 12:28:54 AM  
I came here for the Miss South Carolina reference...

jbc wins.
 
2007-11-14 12:29:11 AM  
Afternoon_Delight: Dumbed-down government schools.
Thanks, liberals!


Well excuse me, Dr. Science, but I have a GED in Law, and you do not.
 
2007-11-14 12:29:25 AM  
Conspiracy! How many of you have actually SEEN this supposed 'Mount Everest?'
 
2007-11-14 12:29:31 AM  
The english have bad teeth.
 
2007-11-14 12:29:47 AM  
Geography thread!
 
2007-11-14 12:29:53 AM  
Oh Great, there's an Africa now?
 
2007-11-14 12:30:26 AM  
And isn't the Amazon longer, depending on where you place the source?
 
2007-11-14 12:30:50 AM  
Wait, wait, wait......
There is a PALCE named Europe? I thought it was just a crappy band from the 80's that made an unintenitonaly funny song about a last number decline or something.
 
2007-11-14 12:30:54 AM  
JimGale: Conspiracy! How many of you have actually SEEN this supposed 'Mount Everest?'

I believe.
 
2007-11-14 12:31:41 AM  
Flogster: Oh Great, there's an Africa now?

Did you know there's a New Mexico?
 
2007-11-14 12:31:43 AM  
You know I ment place......
 
Rat
2007-11-14 12:32:28 AM  
that reminds me, anyone know where Rocky Mountains is dancing tonight?

© sorry, you say Mount 'anything' and I think strippers
 
2007-11-14 12:32:47 AM  
It's just as bad as the idiots that stop in Rushmore, Minnesota and ask where Mt. Rushmore is then get mad when they're told they have to go another 400 miles west.
 
2007-11-14 12:33:03 AM  
Well, Europe, Africa, and Asia are all connected. And what is Russia part of anyway?
 
2007-11-14 12:33:28 AM  
And now, for your viewing pleasure, I present the internal dialog of Evan's brain upon seeing this headline:

"Oh look, it's another story about how stupid the average person is. Next headline. Wait, did that say Africa? It did say Africa! Who's the idiot who... oh. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh...."

Very nice, would read headline again.
 
2007-11-14 12:34:07 AM  
megapaw: I bless the rains down in africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had
Sure as Mt Everest rises like olympus above the serengeti!


I guess it never snows in Africa either. But hey toto, we're not in Kansas anymore.
 
2007-11-14 12:34:07 AM  
randomizetimer: Great Headline. It is great that you put Everest in Africa, when everybody knows it is in Australia.


+1 Subby


Right, they learned us in school that Hitler lost most of his armies marching through there on elephants. It's ok if you didn't know that if you were busy thinking about what to feed your kids, but it's not nuke-ya-ler science.

The key to fark is like the key to football. Cover all the bases.
 
2007-11-14 12:34:41 AM  
It's in the Kimberly Ranges you fools!

/only continent yet unmentioned?
 
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