Friday, October 8, 2010

UK survey finds children know more about celebrities than history

How was the first man on the moon: Buzz or Neil?
A survey among 2000 UK 6-12 years olds found that children are knowledgeable about current celebrity gossip but lack knowledge about historical figures, major wars, and world events.

For example:
-One in five kids believe Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear was the first person to set foot on the moon rather than Neil Armstrong.
-One in six even failed to identify US President Barrack Obama, claiming he was Mr T from the A-Team, F1 Lewis Hamilton and even Nelson Mandela.

But in contrast:
A whopping 65 per cent knew Britney Spears shaved her head, and 55 per cent correctly said model Jordan has been married twice.

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