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    Default Harvard students don't know capital of Canada

    The Harvard Crimson stumped some of America's educated students with a simple question: "What is the capital of Canada?"

    "I dunno. Probably Vancouver or something," replied one Harvard student in a video posted to YouTube by the campus newspaper.

    "Alberta? That's not right. I have no idea," said one woman.

    "Ontario?" guessed another. She was not the last person to give this not-entirely-incorrect answer.

    To their credit, though, our neighbours' top students did, for the most part, seem quite embarrassed about this gap in their knowledge.

    "Oh my God," said one young man, backing away from the camera, clasping his hand over his mouth. "That's really bad. That's really bad that I don't know."

    "Umm, is it Quebec?" a young woman said between embarrassed laughs.

    One woman did know the answer.

    "Ottawa," she replied.

    "Are you Canadian?" asked the interviewer.

    "Yeah," she said.








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    it's Canada right ? the capital ?
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    I don't know the Capital of a lot of places. I can't think of any reason I'd need to remember them either. If I ever go to one, I'll name it whatever the hell I want.


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    Alaska?

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    Why is this news worthy? So the students of one of the top 3 universities in the world don't know every little facts. What now?

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    This news piece is stupid. The person who made this thing "news" is stupid.

    Bet you don't know what the capital of Latvia is.

    "hurr durr uneducared morons, attending high rank university and don't know the answer to my spontaneous question durrr...."


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    My guess was Alberta off the top of my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcipaans View Post
    This news piece is stupid. The person who made this thing "news" is stupid.

    Bet you don't know what the capital of Latvia is.

    "hurr durr uneducared morons, attending high rank university and don't know the answer to my spontaneous question durrr...."
    I know! I must be smart!

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    all the smart people never finish college. they drop out of college and make career on there own

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    meh, it was only interesting when rick mercer did it. i don't care about whether americans care about us anymore

    also I don't know what the capital of latvia is. is it Kiev *googles*

    edit: okay, it's Riga. well, at least I've heard of that city before, i guess. *shrugs*
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    I have not the foggiest idea what the capital of Canada is either. Wanna know why?




    BECAUSE THERE IS NOT A SINGLE REASON IN THE ENTIRE WORLD I NEED TO KNOW IT. IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW 'BIG' OR 'IMPORTANT' THE CAPITAL OF CANADA MIGHT BE BECAUSE IT DOESN'T AFFECT ME, YOU SMUG WASTES OF EVERYONE'S TIME. STOP TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO PROVE YOU'RE SMARTER THAN OTHERS AND DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE WITH YOUR LIVES.

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    this seems to have hit a nerve :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoJaz View Post
    all the smart people never finish college. they drop out of college and make career on there own
    Sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postrook View Post
    this seems to have hit a nerve :/
    Every couple of months some one makes a video EXACTLY like this. They go to random location X, ask a bunch of people pointless question Y and then edit the failed answers together. They then act like it's a massive shock when grown adults walking through LA don't know the name of the guy who invented tooth paste.

    It's the most aggravatingly pretentious thing ever and I swear I'm going to eat several newborns if I see this nonsense again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoJaz View Post
    all the smart people never finish college. they drop out of college and make career on there own
    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH .... my reaction to this comment....
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    The capital of Canada is called the Canadian Dollar. Noobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacn View Post
    I have not the foggiest idea what the capital of Canada is either. Wanna know why?




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    Quote Originally Posted by poeticas View Post
    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH .... my reaction to this comment....
    bill gates was a college drop out never finish college. he a billionaire.

    the owner of facebook is college drop out to

    Dabe is drop out as well.

    college only made to teach something but you want to learn something you have to teach your self

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoJaz View Post
    bill gates was a college drop out never finish college. he a billionaire.

    the owner of facebook is college drop out to

    Dabe is drop out as well.

    college only made to teach something but you want to learn something you have to teach your self

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    That's like 3 out of a million.

    Just because they are, don't mean you will. College will always land you a better job than without (given you're not stupid when searching for work and start in McDonalds with a masters in Politics and Economy). If you don't have a degree and don't manage to catch that lucky break, it's your very lucky property that pays for you if that's enough.

    tl;dr stop giving people false hope and tell them they should go to, or at least try, college or otherwise as high as possible schooling they can get done.

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    most college dropouts do not end up billionaires, though. most college dropouts dicover pretty quickly that to get any worthwhile job out there, you need to have some sort of post-secondary education certificate as a baseline requirement. John Carmack, who is one of those dropout extremely wealthy types himself, would agree with me. things are different, now. it's not the 80s or the 90s anymore.
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    You're telling me Americans, who shouldn't give a single f**k about any facts related to Canada, don't know a random fact about something that is completely insignificant and unimportant to them? Say whaaaaaat?! Next you'll tell me they aren't aware how many clicks it takes to say "who gives a f**k" in a barbaric African tribe language.

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    EDIT: nvm, neojaz is wrong again. also i didn't know the capital of canada either
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoJaz View Post
    bill gates was a college drop out never finish college. he a billionaire.

    the owner of facebook is college drop out to

    Dabe is drop out as well.

    college only made to teach something but you want to learn something you have to teach your self

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    ^HAHAHAHHAHAHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAH! ...

    No you want to talk serious lets talk serious ...

    All the people you mention don't even make 1% of the college drop out GENIUS that made a living out of their every day life's and dreams ...

    You noticed how i wrote GENIUS in capital letters ...because they were true genius who come once in a lifetime ...
    Few things they had in common and few things that many of the college drop outs never had are: Knowledge of what they want to do , knowledge to achieve that and DETERMINATION which most of the people lose after dropping out of college and having nothing.

    There are millions of these college drop outs that you speak of and who never see anything more than beat down job for minimum pay ... you named the genius minds that actually knew what they wanted to do and they had the knowledge to DO it...

    I mean come on stop with your theories they are just soo way out of place and everyone already know the limits of your knowledge...
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    I guess i need to start learning all the capitals to start being a genius.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jin-Roh View Post
    You're telling me Americans, who shouldn't give a single f**k about any facts related to Canada, don't know a random fact about something that is completely insignificant and unimportant to them? Say whaaaaaat?! Next you'll tell me they aren't aware how many clicks it takes to say "who gives a f**k" in a barbaric African tribe language.
    So what you're saying is they should be knowledgeable in situations when they should give at least a single f**ks? Like with the war in Iraq, or where to invade next?

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