May the criticism begin, but Gavin saying that continental drift was incorrect and that the continents go apart because the world is expanding, ugh. Either that or when a person in my super smart kid class said that london is a country and Paris Is the capital.
Me and my brother (who is 18 and older than me) were discussing mining because we had just heard that Coal is Britain's main energy source say "Why would we need to mine coal ? I saw a big stack of coal about 20 metres high on the news yesterday, that would last ages" I just laughed
Oh god yeah, I love Gavin, but his lack of somewhat common knowledge is annoying. Also, on the podcast when he was saying the tradition of disposing of American Flags is stupid urked me, but that's mainly because I come from a family with three out of five people in the military.
"When Thomas Jefferson talked about the separation of church and state, he meant that the government was to stay out of the church and its matters, and not the other way around like many people think today."
Well, I'm from India. One girl in high school asked very seriously during biology (Human Reproduction) class - "Why don't they show all of that in movies?" Then there were many people who din't believe that it was necessary to have sex to have a baby. When asked for a reason, they said - "My parents are very traditional. They would never do that. That is not for our kind of families." The other one happened with my cousin. Her friend called her up one night and asked her - "I kissed my boyfriend. Will I get pregnant?" She was in 10th at that time and she was very serious.
There is this girl in my class. She is actually my friend. Something dumb pops out of her mouth everyday. These are just some things which my lazy brain can remember now: I once told her that i wanted to go to Norway and her reaction - "What's that?" During a LINUX class(we are computer science engineering students) my sir asked her which Operating System she used and she replied that she din't know. My sir then asked her if she used LINUX or Windows and she said she din't know because she only watches movies on her system, she never searched for her operating system!!!! And we are in final year now!!! She was at my place once when my aunt came to meet me. She bought 2 books by P.G.Wodehouse and Agatha Christie. When my aunt left my friend said that my aunt was dumb cause she gifted me books to which i replied that I loved reading. "Then your dumb" was her reply.
This was from one guy in my coaching class. We completed C Language and all the students were divided into groups of 4 and were asked to do a project in C. He never worked on the code with his team members. On the day of the presentation, he was struggling to explain the code to the external examiner. So, she just asked him to say the language in which he wrote the program. He very confidently answered "English". Then there is this lecturer in my college. She teaches Information Retrieval. She rarely teaches anything. And even on the rare days that she teaches, she says something stupid. These are 2 such stupid things she said in my class: There was some random example that the U.S. drills oil from Peru. She explained to the class that Peru is a state in the U.S and the U.S drills oil in that state. She also thinks that British is country and people who live there are "Britains". We corrected her, but she refused to agree. She also thinks Britain and U.S are neighbors. And she's our lecturer!!
I was sitting in the cafeteria with my friends and one of my friends girlfriend. We are all doing our homework before our next class cause we are all terrible procrastinators. Kyle was doing calculus Ruth was doing single variable calculus and I was doing some experimental statistics. Sarah, Kyle's girlfriend, was doing music theory homework. After we finished and Ruth, who was doing single variable, mentioned how hard her homework was and how she got probably got it wrong. Sarah said "I know our math homework is so hard!" I ask what math is in music theory? She looks at me and says " well I have to add and subtract the number of spaces between notes so that's basically like calculus right"?
During my junior year in high school, there was a freshman in my math class (along with a two other ones and two seniors). But this freshman is known for being a ditz so I just wanted to quiz her. Me: What is the capital of China? Freshman: Uhm... Tokyo! Me: .... Is that your final answer? Freshman: Oh, wait no! It's Hong Kong! Me: *Face palm* Freshman: ... It isn't? Me: .... Next! What's the capital of our Nation? Freshman: .... What's... nation? Me: *Head desk*
I was in a TENTH GRADE history class and three different people couldn't find the US on a world map. I wasn't as dumbfounded as I was amazed that they made it to 10th grade not being able to find themselves on a map.