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  1. Profile photo of Fancys_Asst
    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 10:55 am
    Link: Australians Don`t Know Basic Science? - Do you know long does it take for the earth to go around the sun?
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    b0sanac1 Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:09 am
    is it actually 30% of the whole population, or rather 30% of the people surveyed?
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    NewYorkHippi Female 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:09 am
    How in the world did humans get this far if we don`t know the number of times it takes for the earth to rotate around the sun! how ?!?!??!
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:11 am
    The earth doesn`t revolve around the sun, the sun revolves around the earth.

    Silly Aussies
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:12 am
    NewYorkHippi VV LOL ,I had to read you comment twice for it to make sense... VV
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    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:13 am
    i gave up on videos like these when some one made one where americans didnt know how many sides there were on a triangle.
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    mcmonkeyman Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:22 am
    they smoked the americans then... who want to bombed saskatchewan and think that since canada is a land locked country that they should share navy forces with the states
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    zeebeedee Male 50-59
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:33 am
    30% of the people in the survey drink too much Fosters.
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    beccab86 Female 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:36 am
    It`s hard to tell with the comments some times if they`re just kidding, or if they`re equally as stupid.
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:42 am
    @DavioMagnifi

    It`s here. :D
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    oxyl Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:44 am
    wow i never thought it possible but i hate Australians even more now. F*cktards all.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:46 am
    These videos are so moronic. What you don`t see, of course, are the majority of people they interview who get these questions correct. So everyone watching this jumps to conclusions based upon a few sound bites. Fail.
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    Golkar Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:52 am
    @vegascartman It`s not the videos which are moronic, it`s the people who base their judgement of ALL Australians (in this case) on the information. IMO, more than likely 30% of ALL PEOPLE are just as stupid, but unless we ask, we won`t know.
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    slab-of-rage Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:55 am
    was spiderman wasted? Hey - are you Americans happy now, IAB is ozzie-bashing?!
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    sleepyjoey Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 11:02 am
    yea we`re just watching a conglomeration of a bunch of har har people.
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    tws8631 Male 50-59
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    August 18, 2010 at 11:06 am
    @NewYorkHippi

    What??? Your comment is messed up. How do YOU get this far? `number of times`??????
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    tws8631 Male 50-59
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    August 18, 2010 at 11:09 am
    Try watching Jay Leno`s street questions some time. You wouldn`t believe how stupid people are.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Some people just dont really think.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 11:31 am
    It`s America, with kangaroos.
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 11:40 am
    You probably can go to any country and there will be a lot of people that don`t know. Including people from Canada, idiot below my post
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    Maromi Female 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 11:53 am
    Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest to answer?
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    Weakmonkey Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 11:54 am
    Im sooo glad they did this. Its always America made to look dumb in these, but the point is that when you jump people with cameras, they dont think as clearly, and you have the ability to edit to make everyone look like morons.
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    Jui37 Female 18-29
    463 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    Lol @Moromi you`re probably right?
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    "Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest to answer?"

    To morons..
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    Northernwolf
    304 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    They may be stupid but give em a croc and they can entertain themselves for hours.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    LOL @ CoffeeDiiva.

    Sorry, just being funny. Australia is nothing like the U.S. ;) :D
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    screw this poo.
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    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Hey, if it weren`t for Australia, we wouldn`t have Crocodile Dundee! That means the Simpsons would`ve never done the episode that gives us Knifey-Spooney!
    I don`t wanna live in a world without Knifey-Spooney.
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    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    That`s just their ploy. They`re hiding the fact that they`ve a Utopian society with advanced technology fueled by Australium.

    It`s all here in this comic.

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    themetalhead Female 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    they were answering with instinct- it`s not that they don`t know the answer, it`s that it sounds so simple and quickly said that their brain processes it wrong.
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    scienceguy47 Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    FINALLY! something on IAB that DOESNT bash on America or Japan....
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    These videos are so moronic. What you don`t see, of course, are the majority of people they interview who get these questions correct. So everyone watching this jumps to conclusions based upon a few sound bites. Fail.


    Well, if you actually watched the video, you would see they said that 30% of the people they interviewed thought it took a day for the earth to go around the sun. AND near the end of the video, they showed many people who got it right.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    And half of Americans think evolution is the devil.

    The world is full of idiots. That`s nothing new.
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    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    Nice to know that Spiderman got that right.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Spider man knows.
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    spazking Male 18-29
    301 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Guinness has some serious side effects.
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    Sieging Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    They were answering an unexpected question quickly. I sometimes forget my DOB, age, or even name when I`m asked out of nowhere.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    im glad the showed people get it right too, it makes me feel better.
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    Maps Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    It`s Australia! It`s thousands of miles away. We should not be so judgmental. Maybe they orbit faster there.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    silly
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    F*ck it if my life and that of my children relied on the general knowledge of an American or an Australian, I`d take the Ozzy any day of the week, so help me, any day.
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    sum33 Male 18-29
    92 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    ha they are wrong its 365 and 1/4 days
  43. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
    312 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    Spiderman knows basic science.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    Actually it is 365 days 6 hours seven seconds and even that is not exact.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    1 day could very well be the correct answer, with all the planets in the universe I am sure there is a planet that takes exactly 365 days 6 hours and 7 seconds to perform one rotation. And that would be one day, just not one Earth day.
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    chimion Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    dont only pick on Australian.... try American lol
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    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    They did something similar with Americans where they don`t know geography: Watch the video here
  48. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    heartx3jess, come on, we dont attack our own kind. we all know there are idiots everywhere, but its fun for just a second to believe that another country ( or continent) is dumber than us.
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    mogman45 Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    after interviewing 10 people, apparently 30% of all australians get that wrong.
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    mmill928 Female 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    It`s always nice to see that other countries have dumb people, too :)
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
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    August 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    so what, its flat so the sun revolves over us and underneath us on a menstrual cycle made for 2...
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    YoungOola Male 13-17
    325 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    I feel like I could do something with my life. :)
  53. Profile photo of Seak
    Seak Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    LIES!!
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    Space_girl Female 18-29
    627 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    now ask americans!
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    morningisbad Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    lady at :59 was the only one who was actually correct. 365.25 days to get this b!tch round the sun! cant forget that leap year
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    morningisbad Male 18-29
    30 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    actually...most were right when they said a day...its different in the southern hemisphere!! now we look like the idiots...read up on your astrology and you`ll agree with me. trust me, im an astrologer
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    Spiderman sounded like he was drunk...
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    viczko Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    love then end
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    rbt_food Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    the girl at :18 is gorgeous...
    if i`m needed i`ll be in australia.
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    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    Where are the grammar Nazis when you need them?
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    raven_mac Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    @morningisbad
    Explain how it would be different in the southern-hemisphere rather than the norther-hemisphere.
    Its one planet!
    Didn`t you look at the year post just a while ago?
    Now only if i could find it...

    18-29? astrologer? Can`t trust ya there.
    Especially how you wrote that comment.
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    iCyborg Male 18-29
    176 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    They seems to be alright, yes, some of them were confused but still, not that bad
  63. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 11:19 pm
    raven mac, im pretty sure he was joking. chill out man.
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    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2010 at 3:30 am
    americans will do way worse
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    August 19, 2010 at 3:48 am
    "read up on your astrology and you`ll agree with me. trust me, im an astrologer"

    Bwa-hahahaha! I think you meant "astroNOMER". Astrology is the study of the mysticism of the stars; astronomy is the study of the physics of the stars.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    August 19, 2010 at 4:52 am
    I like the (almost) smart arses that think its 365.25 - close but no star.

    Anyway, maybe the Aussies are deliberately taking a relativistic view, taking an observer on earth as the static frame....
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    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    August 19, 2010 at 4:57 am
    @snoopdawgg

    and asians won`t answer. they`re too busy driving terribly and eating dogs.

    STEREOTYPES ARE FUN!
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    Dagaz20 Female 18-29
    382 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 7:24 am
    what a bunch of noobs
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2010 at 9:27 am
    MattPrince, it really is 365.25. That`s why we have leap year.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    August 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    Quick2thestab - I think you`re missing a calendar upgrade - try googling gregorian calendar and suck it up dude.
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    SirFerret Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    I like that the guy in the spiderman outfit got it right.
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    Homegrown71 Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    It takes...like...a day, right? Cause the sun revolves around the flat earth. This is basic science, damn people trying to confuse everyone.
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    snowshovel Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    @MattPrince: Google "rounding to no more than two decimal places like any reasonable person would" and suck it up dude.
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    Uh_No Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    ...Ohhhhhh a trick question huh?! You lot can`t fool me, I can plainly see the sun goes around the earth.
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    starczar Male 50-59
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    August 19, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    Try asking Americans that and a million other common knowledge questions... You`ll get a better laugh.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    August 19, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    @snowshovel - who says I`m reasonable?

    If they`d said nearly or approximately 365.25 it would be a reasonable answer. My point was they were bragging about knowing that it was 365.25 rather than 365, i.e. they knew about leap years, but not the flip side of the leap century rule, nor the underlying truth that we don`t know exactly, in fact its almost certainly a function over time.

    Einstein "make things as simple as possible, no simpler"
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    Squircifer Male 40-49
    49 posts
    August 20, 2010 at 11:05 am
    The answer to this obvious satanic ruse is:

    It don`t revolve around the sun, so your question is pointless. Read your damn bible to find the answer to this and all your questions heathen.

    That would be the correct christian answer. Obvisouly those Australians are all gonna burn in hell for even geussing at is.
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    I would have answered 86,400,000,000,000 nano-seconds.
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    thecupholder Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    I`m sorry..but thats what you get from people who created the "Flat Earth Society".
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    Qualara Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    I`m an Aussie and I think these guys are idiots. Obviously smoked too much pot and not enough school. Don`t cha know you need to find a balance? 8-)
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    DaPoohbuh Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm
    The sad thing is... I`m an American, and I know for a fact WE would`ve done worse.

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