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A recent survey done on elementary school students revealed that about one-third of the population thought that Sir Winston Churchill was the first man on the moon, instead of NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong.
The survey, gathering a number of 1,400 students aged 4 to 10, was commissioned by the Royal Astronomical Society, in conjunction with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
"It's a bit of a worry to find that children don't know who the first man on the moon is, let alone that they don't know who led the country to victory in the Second World War," UPI quoted Gavin Quirk, the brand manager for Walt Disney.
Other surprising revelations included four out of ten children thinking that Mars was in fact nothing more than a chocolate bar brand. And three out of ten children thought that the Earth was not officially a planet...
Originally posted by Marsrising
You're missing the point.
Children of that age SHOULD know the basics of our place in our solar system. And a ten year old should know a hell of a lot more!
Geez, why are you proud that your kids are mis-informed and dumb?
No other animal on Earth would be proud that their offspring is stupid and ill-equipped in their place in the world.