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How well do you know the world you're living in?

Asked by Highbrow (366points) December 4th, 2012

How many little facts do you know about the world around you?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

And that covers your 3 questions for the day – a little fact about fluther that I know.

tranquilsea's avatar

Too much. I am a veritable fount of random and some would say useless facts :P

CWOTUS's avatar


janbb's avatar

Fact from fiction; truth from diction?

burntbonez's avatar

Enough to stay alive. Not enough to be King.

Kropotkin's avatar

I know practically nothing at all.

gailcalled's avatar

More about it than the world I am not living in.

Seek's avatar

Was anyone else hoping this question led to an awesome trivia quiz?

Bellatrix's avatar

I know I know a lot and I know nothing. I know every day I want to learn many new things. That’s all I know.

Coloma's avatar

I have tons of trivia and obscure knowledge stored in my brain.
I’m a knowledge seeking type, everything from soup nuts and then some.
I can drive people batty jabbering on about my latest enthusiastic learnings about something or another. haha

ucme's avatar

It’s round & stuff!

wundayatta's avatar

I love the specificity of @CWOTUS’ answer. I’m also jealous, since my figure isn’t nearly as high as his is. The question is whether the OP will believe it. And if so, does that answer mean anything to him?

Anyway, I feel like I know next to nothing about the world, so that puts my number around 1 or -1. Both are next to nothing.

CWOTUS's avatar


You’ve probably heard the joke along these lines:

Three people were lined up at the Immigration counter at JFK Airport, trying to obtain permission to enter the USA. There was an Englishman, a Frenchman and a Mexican, all waiting for approval.

The immigration official explained that he would have to test the applicants, and they would each have to pass the test before they could be granted admission. They agreed to the terms.

He asked the Englishman, “How many Boroughs are there in New York City?” The Englishman hesitated, then answered, “Five? I think, or maybe six.” The official decided that was close enough, and approved his application.

He asked the Frenchman, “How many people live in New York City?” The Frenchman promptly answered, “Between 8 and 8-and-a-half million.” The application was approved.

He turned to the Mexican and asked, “What are their names?”

AngryWhiteMale's avatar

I’m a great person to have on your Trivial Pursuit team, but I haven’t yet found a way to parlay that into a career. If anyone has ideas on how to do so, let me know. ;-)

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