America: A Foreigners` Perspective

Submitted by: trp712 8 years ago in Misc
http://travel.msn.co.nz/quiz.aspx?quizid=4961

A quiz about America.
There are 70 comments:
Male 60
the bridge was sold to an american in 1968, although it wasn``t the original London Bridge, it was the third. there`s been a bridge their for centuries
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Male 593
12. The original London Bridge can be found where?
- Lake Havasu City, Arizona
- Lake Forrest, Michigan
- Lake of the Ozarks, North Carolina

WTF. How about London??

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Male 117
how many Yanks are there?
Too many.

ROFL!!!
priceless

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Male 4,680
7/13, I never thought that reading roadsideamerica.com so much would ever come in handy!

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/115...

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Male 137
Lake Of The Ozarks is not in North Carolina.
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Male 2,238
Well, actually guys, the point of me posting this was to show a light-hearted international perspective on the states. I submitted it cause of the...silliness of it. Sorry for all those who took it completely seriously.

Also, Mike, you made me lol so hard I fell off my chair. :}

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Male 5,189
6/13. Not bad for randomly guessing. :D
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Male 2,552
>Angilion and Lionhart2

I think there`s still a law in Brittain that states that it is illegal to have sexual intercourse during the day on the steps of the bakc entrance to a church. Specifically. Now, I think it would be called indecent behaviour and you`d be arrested for something like that anyway, but it doesn`t say anything about doing the same thing at night on the front steps...

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Male 413
`Angilion posted in actual fact it! Amazing I guess he can learn after all.
By the way Angilion you are welcome for that lesson.`

and they say Yanks don`t get sarcasm or irony

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Male 2,552
Is it really illegal to give someone a glass of water in New York without permission? Who do you ask? What is the punishment for helping someone?
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Male 2,552
>Mornaf
I feel sorry for you and your town`s closemindedness.
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Male 4,228
Angilion posted in actual fact it! Amazing I guess he can learn after all.
By the way Angilion you are welcome for that lesson.
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Male 12,365
Lionhart2: It`s become a joke that the speed limit in London is 4mph...and it doesn`t matter that the law`s still on the books because London is so congested that you can`t drive faster than 4mph anyway.

The Locomotive Act 1865 was the "red flag" law in the UK. It was sex-neutral and it was replaced in 1896 by a new Locomotive Act that removed the requirement for a man walking in front with a red flag.

http://www.roadsafetyni.gov.uk/index/education/teenzone/tz-mvrus/tz-mvrus-legislation.htm

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Male 1,788
"Unfortunately, this is how America is perceived by the rest of the world."

That`s pretty accurate. I mean, we just completely ignored Canada...

"It was that day I decided to blow up this damn county."

Enjoy Gitmo, or whatever hellish place they are preparing to replace it...

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Male 820
[quote]Almost everyone in Norway got a passport, don`t you go on vacations outside the us?[/quote]

actually, many of the hicks around my area have never been more that 50 miles away from home.
actually, many have never been more than 20, considering that a community group took people to ONE TOWN OVER, about 20-30 miles away, and many people said when they came back:
[quote]Well gosh dern, I ain`t never been that far away from my own home bafur[/quote]
It was that day I decided to blow up this damn county.

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Male 820
The sad thing about this quiz

In northeast Tennessee, there are people who
1) Think Elvis is still alive, and are eagerly awaiting his return,
2) Have their entire house decorated with Elvis paraphernalia and
3) wouldn`t have just known what is average calorie intake was, but also know his favorite meals.

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Male 4,228
almightybob1: the original London Bridge was of course falling down. After being condemned it was a bought up by the American Robert McCulloch, for $2,460,000us. Who dismantled it brick by brick. Then shipped across the ocean and reassembled and reassembled it in Arizona as a tourist attraction.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Brid...
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Male 4,290
"Question 12: The original London Bridge can be found where?"

LONDON, you retard!

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Male 8,300
> Angilion
> There are laws all over the place that aren`t enforced and which hardly anyone has even heard of

You mean "of which hardly anyone has heard", but I digress. In both Australia and the UK, a female can drive a car ONLY if a man walks in front of her waving a red flag. I`m not sure about the UK, but the Australian law is still on the books. A lot of these `ridiculous` laws were passed because of a single incident, and are kept on the books deliberately so that if you pi*s off a cop and yet behave yourself and have your car in perfect condition, he can still find something with which to charge you.

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Male 147
HEROIN (the drug) and HEROINE (the female hero) shows all you need to know about this silly quiz.
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Male 12,365
"I`ve been a NY`er all my damn life and I`ve never heard of such a law saying you can`t give someone a glass of water[..]"

There are laws all over the place that aren`t enforced and which hardly anyone has even heard of. The USA has a lot of them, but only because it`s a big place with a lot of laws (city, state, federal). They exist all over the place and everyone ignores them.

As far as I know, it`s still a technically a legal requirement for Englishmen to regularly train in archery. That`s a famous one. I think it`s also a legal requirement for a policeman in London to hold your horse while you`re in a shop.

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Male 8,300
> dm2754
> Source for Elvis` calorie intake

The bad news is it`s not only true, he was actually closer to 100,000 per day. That`s a frikkin frikkin gawd-dang frikkin lot.

ABC Science: Fat Dead Elvis

What the Death of Elvis Teaches Us About Obesity

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Male 12,365
"only 34% of Americans over the age of 18 held passports?!

Almost everyone in Norway got a passport, dont you go on vacations outside the us?"

That`s easily explained by size and location. The USA is huge and mostly surrounded by a lot of water. How many people in Norway travel 3000 or more miles for a holiday?

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Male 4,228
On and on able to find any facts about Elvis Presley`s calorie intake around the time of his death. does anyone else know a verifiable source for this?
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Male 2,229
6/13, but some were just lucky guesses, go figure.
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Male 8,300
Holy sheet, 11?13, I know more about the United States than I wish I did. And I still say the answer to number 6 (population) is `Too damn many` despite being marked wrong.
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Male 141
Not interesting, not funny, not accurate.
Full of bs and trying to be witty.

REALLY?
"Bush level of inteligence."
"Too many yankees"
"85.000" kcal. That is inhuman.

Question about the country being the most consuming of: "Resources, Solar Energy or Drugs."
All true.

AND WHY IT`S "FROM A FOREIGNERS VIEW"?
I`m brazilian and that has nothing to do with the quiz.

I`ve never seen such high amount of fail within a link. IAB, you disappointed me greatly.

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Male 4,228
I missed the one about drugs and the one about Elvis
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Male 159
Total Score: 9/13

only 34% of Americans over the age of 18 held passports?!

Almost everyone in Norway got a passport, dont you go on vacations outside the us?

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Female 761
oh and 85,000 is a friggen lie that`s like 24 pounds a day, wtf.
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Female 761
I`ve been a NY`er all my damn life and I`ve never heard of such a law saying you can`t give someone a glass of water mostly cause NY`ers are too damn paranoid in the first place to ever accept it.
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Female 171
5 out of 13...

the 85,000 calories thing is mad though. haha

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Male 787
I live in NYS never knew I`ve been breaking the law all these years lol
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Female 681
5/13
oh wow, i don`t even know my own country.. i think i`m going to cry
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Female 1,412
Only in America


How`d you do, Yankee Doodle?


Total Score: 1/13

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Male 12,365
This quiz is a blivet. I don`t trust any of the answers.

Also, question 8 only offers a choice of 1 of 3 options and I think all three are correct.

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Male 391
11/13
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Male 2,591
no way someone can eat 85000 calories every day. i have trouble shoveling 3000 down to make my skinny ass gain weight and they say this fool ate 85k. theres just no way. they say body builders eat like 6k.
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Female 540
okay there is NO way elvis presley ate 85000 calories DAILY. not even michael phelps does that, and he`s an olympic swimmer. this quiz is bs.
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Male 208
85000 calories is just insane...I can`t wrap my head around that one
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Male 721
not to bad..9/13 how the drat does someone eat 85000 calories a day
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Male 756
"What is the lowest point in America?

B: George W Bush`s level of intelligence"

Really? That would be like MSN offering a quiz about the UK and option B reading "Gordon Brown`s approval rating". Not very professional on MSN`s part.

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Male 619
Unfortunately, this is how America is perceived by the rest of the world.

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Female 15,763
So... what exactly was this supposed to show or prove?

o_O

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Male 2,034
I got 4 questions in and realized: I don`t give a poo.
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Male 17,511
10/13.. How the heck was I to know how many calories Elvis was eating ? Geesh.
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Male 619
As a morbidly obese man, I can say that the 85000 calories a day is nearly impossible.
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Female 4,447
It was taking too long to load. Next!
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Male 1,386
lilhawk:
of course a dragon doesnt eat that much. they dont exist :P
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Male 1,666
Yay! One of the questions reffered to Arizona law!
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Female 437
3/13, I think this may be the most pathetic result I`ve ever gotten on a quiz!
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Female 192
"George W. Bush`s level of intelligence."

Best. Answer. Ever.

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Male 111
"George W. Bush`s level of intelligence."
Heh.
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Male 3,369
Elvis`s Favorite Peanut Butter Sandwich

I can belive he did consume that many calories!

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Male 221
85000 yah right.. impossible. a DRAGON doesnt eat that much. hell im only at maybe 3000 myself. and i eat all day long
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Male 276
"6/13

phail"
you dont fail the quiz does

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Male 395
10/13!!!
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Male 931
man, america sucks
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Male 1,178
elvis presley consumed 86,000 calories. Bullcrap!
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Female 9,572
*6/13, my bad.
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Female 9,572
"What is the lowest point in America at 86 metres below sea level... George W Bush`s level of intelligence"

best answer ever!!! So anyway, 6/10, I didn`t know about some of the stuff they questioned about anyway...

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Male 307
6/13

phail

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Male 12,138
America is the world’s largest consumer of ____________?

Correct answer : Cocaine, heroine and marijuana

+++++++++++++++

Dear quiz: If you`re going be vaguely xenophobic while trying to make another nation look silly, run a spellcheck, or it might just backfire.

Heroine = Wonder Woman. Heroin = Narcotic.

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Male 283
that was lame... 12/13... damn london bridge!
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Male 844
from MSN? and MSN.co.nz of all places? I may be from NZ but what sucks, sucks
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Male 424
A foriengers perspective? I doubt anyone gives two tits about this sort of trivia.
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Male 171
Why should I even care about America?
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Male 506
Just a bunch of logical questions.
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Male 552
when did we start letting Trp contribute?
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Male 2,238
Link: America: A Foreigners` Perspective [Rate Link] - A quiz about America.
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