Sadly Not Surprising

  • Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun.
  • Only 59% of adults know if the earliest humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time.
  • Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent of the Earth’s surface that is covered with water.
  • Only 21% of adults answered all three questions correctly.

Take this quiz (under the flash image on bottom right) and see how you match up…and then be afraid that most of the country cannot answer these questions.

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3 Comments on “Sadly Not Surprising”

  1. LRNs Says:

    There were a bunch Wired Science Video Podcasts from the California Academy of Sciences. The building in the main picture has a rain forest inside and they did all these amazing things with the roof and structure to make it eco-friendly. It’s really cool.

  2. mseds Says:

    The fresh water question threw me off. I guessed one grouping higher than it was. At least I was close.

  3. nothingknew Says:

    I would have guess 5% if asked, but the article I read to post the link gave it away….I forget if that means I was off base.


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