Paris Hilton? She might well be.
[quote=“superking”]This proves that general knowledge is far from general…
- Where is fairfax harbour?
- Name the 5th US president.
- What is Britney Spears’ son’s name?
- Which manager was at Tottenham Hotspurs the longest?
- What day of the year is independence day in Burma?
- What is the Ramshagor Dighi used for in Bangladesh?
- What is a ‘bento’ in Japan?
See? Knowledge isnt global. [/quote]
Or maybe your examples are not as obvious as the above.[/quote]
Paris is in London … I don’t know many state capitals. I don’t know many world capitals. What is the capital of New Guinea? East timor? Dunno? Does that make you thick?
The pyramids were build 20 years A.D. Ok, can we prove they weren’t?
The pyramids are build for Greek godesses … So someone doesn’t know what country the Pyramids are in.
The Luxor hotel is shaped as Luxemburg … What shape is the luxor? Who gives a rats ass? Should I know that Luxor is a city in Egypt, and that pyramids are in Egypt, so the Luxor is shaped like a pyramid? Even if I lived in the same state as that hotel, does it make a person dumb not to know that?
(The) Venetian (Venice) Hotel is named after Venezuela … So what? Name two rivers in Kaoshiung.
The Eiffel tower in Paris is an electricity plant … So it is a TV aerial. Close enough.
Why are these pieces of knowledge used to indicate a persons level of intelligence?
If they asked people in Vegas simple Math questions and they got them wrong, or they didn’t know their own name, I’d say the survey has validity. Other than that, it’s just a cheap laugh, and indicative of the fact that people like to make themselves feel better about themselves by mocking the frailties and perceived ignorances of others. Thats why we watch quiz shows, and documentaries about people who fail.