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Funny for Today

So my wife is marking grade four geography/science tests at the dining room table last night. She breaks out laughing which isn’t her normal style while markng.
So, I ask, “Dearest, what’s so funny?”
She replies with the test question:
“What covers almost 75% of the earth’s surface?”
The kid’s answer . . .
“Pigeons.”
I just asked Google and I get a few of what I think are different answers – oceans, water, salt water, the hydrosphere, reflective surfaces, . . .
Wasting time surfing I find out that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, (http://corrosion-doctors.org/Water-Glossary/Glossary.htm).
I wonder who’s correct?
Personally, I’ll go with pigeons.
Is Google smarter than a fourth grader? (BTW, the most ‘popular’ answer is oceans and that’s actually wrong. About 61% of earth’s surface is oceans.)
Pigeons. Observable evidence. The world is flat too.
Stephen

Posted on: February 17, 2009, 6:11 pm Category: Uncategorized

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