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Stupid Americans

It's common knowledge* that Americans are the dumbest people on Earth. See if you can name these particularly dim-witted ones.
*among the insecure
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First submittedJune 22, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 28, 2018
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This author and advice columnist became famous when Guiness listed her IQ of 228 as the highest in the world.
Marilyn vos Savant
This author, philosopher, inventor, diplomat and farmer wrote the American Declaration of Independence, founded the University of Virginia, and became president of the USA.
Thomas Jefferson
This atheist author and journalist was well-known for his biting wit and became a naturalized citizen of the USA in 2007.
Christopher Hitchens
This inventor, programmer and businessman was ranked as the richest man in the world 14 of the past 18 years.
Bill Gates
This author and humorist was called by William Faulkner the "father of American literature."
Samuel Clemens
This chess prodigy and grandmaster was considered by many to be the greatest player who ever lived.
Robert J Fischer
This scientist and businessman held the title of most prolific inventor in history for over 100 years, and was only surpassed in 2003.
Thomas Edison
This naturalized German-born physicist developed the General Theory of Relativity, and also helped establish Quantum theory.
Albert Einstein
This entrepreneur and inventor helped pioneer advances in personal computing, computer animation, smart phones, music players etc.
Steve Jobs
At the age of 23 he became the youngest billionaire in the world.
Mark Zuckerberg
This noted author, printer, political theorist, politician, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist and statesman was well known for his experiments with electricity.
Benjamin Franklin
Named among the top 10 physicists of all time, this man did pioneering work in quantum mechanics, particle physics, and other fields and introduced the concept of nanotechnology.
Richard Feynman
This game show contestant won 74 consecutive games of Jeopardy! earning over $3 million.
Ken Jennings
This inventor, engineer, physicist and futurist was perhaps best known for his work developing Alternating Current.
Nikola Tesla
The father of modern rocket science, this man built the first liquid-propellant rocket in 1926.
Robert Goddard
This self-taught man had his IQ tested at between 195 and 210 though he worked as a bouncer.
Christopher Langan
This theoretical physicist is known as the "father of the Atomic bomb" for his work on the Manhattan Project.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
This lexicographer and prolific author helped fix some of the silly spelling conventions in English. To help learn the etymology of words he learned twenty-six languages including Sanskrit.
Noah Webster
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level 76
Jun 23, 2013
Some other dumb Yanks: Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, John Adams, Franklin D Roosevelt, Marvin Minsky, Trent Reznor, so many it's hard to name them all...
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level 53
Jun 27, 2016
For a 300 millions inhabitants country, it's easy to find many famous people. But it doesn't mean people in this country are clever. Everybody know you level in general knowledge is very poor. "No offense !"
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level 76
Jun 27, 2016
No offense taken! Though if you sincerely believe that Americans' general knowledge is "very poor" compared to that of anyone else, then you are either very ignorant, or perhaps an insecure bigot. To adopt your masterful use of the English langauge: Everybody know you level in ignorant is high more much than a country inhabitants yes !

Take as much offense as you like.
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level 79
Aug 31, 2016
that's funny right there I don't care who you are if you don't think that there's funny you just need to get outta here
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level 76
Jul 23, 2013
Aw... did OzChris finally develop a modicum of self-awareness and delete his own embarrassingly bigoted comments here out of shame? Or did QM do it? I'm guessing probably the latter.
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level 38
Aug 28, 2013
Americans can be stupid, but Finns? I don't think so. :)
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level 76
Aug 29, 2013
I'm sure you're probably wrong but, to be honest, I can't recall ever meeting a stupid Finn... so... maybe they're all geniuses and that's why they don't need to go to college.
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level 71
Dec 4, 2013
I can't recall ever meeting a Finn, there's not very many of them. I think I met a Dane once. That's something, isn't it?
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level 76
Dec 4, 2013
My grammar professor at university was Danish. Very smart and smoking hot. I've also met some Danes various places just traveling around, including a friendly older couple at the airport in Seoul, and a half Danish-half Norwegian prostitute in Amsterdam who looked like Baby Spice. I'm struggling to come up with any Finns that I've met before... it's possible there haven't been any.
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level 76
Nov 4, 2015
I met three Finnish girls at a hostel in Sofia and went out dancing with them. One of them was on Finland's Next Top Model or something like that. Gorgeous.
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level 76
Apr 16, 2017
aaand.. back last summer (2016) I actually went to Finland. Found Helsinki to be pretty but very boring. Had some good food there, though. Turku was nice. Met up with a gorgeous Finnish but ethnically Swedish girl there. She was interesting. And then my CouchSurfing host was this *really* weird guy who lived in absolute filth, had obviously never seen a dentist, and kept going on and on about how much he hated gypsies and the Japanese. So... maybe I can say I've met at least one unclever Finn at this point. He also hated Finland and Finnish people. There were some people that he liked but now I forget who it was.
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level 58
Mar 2, 2014
If the point is that Americans aren't as stupid as non-Americans think, maybe you shouldn't have included Hitchens (English) or Einstein (German-Swiss). Misreading one hint as "father of the Hydrogen bomb" I thought, "well Teller's as American as the other two, so... oh, Oppenheimer, that's a good one" Yes, I think you should have included Isaac Asimov in place of one of those guys at least.
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level 76
Mar 2, 2014
I disagree entirely. Part of what makes Americans American is the fact that you can be American by birth, by parentage, or by naturalization. Millions of people immigrate to the United States to gain citizenship, more than any other place on Earth. It is and always has been a nation of immigrants. I know certain places, like Saudi Arabia for instance, where families have been living for three generations and still their grandchildren that were born in the country and lived there all of their 30+ years are not considered Saudi. America is different. Einstein and Hitchens both died as Americans. American is not an ethnicity. This was part of the point, too.
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level 76
Apr 7, 2014
How is it a stretch to call him American when he was American?
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level 60
Nov 19, 2014
I was delighted to see Hitchens as an answer! And to any and to @dunkinggandalf and @LarryLovage the men in question legally became American. There is no need to interpret anything here, it's a matter of fact.
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level 76
Jun 27, 2015
On a quiz about famous Frogs, dg says "In France, we consider that you are not what you are born into, but what you choose to be," when arguing about why Marie Curie was French, not Polish.

DG is French. And he actually has the gall to accuse me of bias or chauvinism.
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level 76
Aug 6, 2015
Yes, and then three generations later the descendants of those immigrants are often still considered to be foreigners. A sharp contrast.
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level 43
May 3, 2016
"Yes, and then three generations later the descendants of those immigrants are often still considered to be foreigners. A sharp contrast." ... I'm sorry I thought you were from a country with a**holes who call their president a "kenyan basterd" and his elder daughter a "little monkey". But I must be wrong as you made it clear you have no such a**holes in your country, as opposed to the rest of us..
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level 76
May 3, 2016
You wouldn't be so very mad and oversensitive on this subject if you didn't know it was true. Yes, there is a tiny but vocal racist minority in the country who say horrible things about the man who was elected to the highest office in the land to become the most powerful man in the world. In a near landslide victory. Twice.

And this is your best shot. Sad.
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level 76
May 3, 2016
To clarify, since some here were too dumb to get the point. Yes, obviously, there is quite a stark difference between a country that is so accepting of immigrants that a first generation son of a dark-skinned non-citizen African, with a middle name in common with the leader of the last country the nation was at war with, with Muslim African and South Asian inlaws, will be embraced as fully American to the extent that he can be democratically elected president with overwhelming support...

and a country like Saudi Arabia where I knew personally many people who were born in the country, who had never left the country or lived anywhere else, whose parents and grandparents had lived their whole lives in the country, and yet they were still treated like foreigners and not granted citizenship.

and then there are countries in between like most of the nations in Europe, many of which don't even kick Syrian refugees trying to cross the border. There is a range.
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level 43
May 5, 2016
I am totally mad and oversensitive when it comes to racism, xenophobia and any double standart treatments in my own country. You on the other hand appear to at least partly ignore them, reducing the issue to "that guy became president, we don't have a problem regarding our black people or any other ethnicity/origin". Well that guy Barack seems to disagree with you. What's next? If Hillary is elected president, will that day officially be the end of every issues regarding the treatment of woman in your society, all of a sudden? Oh, and suddenly the discussion was about Saudi Arabia? Now that's some nice hypocrisy you've got there. Fortunately you won the argument because, hell, you told so. I'm sure you drop the mic in your office after considering a joke about my mom.
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level 43
May 6, 2016
Nobody talked to you about Saudi Arabia, you are the only one talking about it here especially since everybody is referring to the quiz exemples. Regarding the discussion, I doubt kdc4 was referring to Saudi Arabia, indeed.. I agree with you about that whole Marie Curie argument, I just don't get why you feel compelled to answer the way you do and the fact that as usual you point at the chauvinism of others but seem unable to notice yours. And that's sad because I wouldn't argue like that if you were illiterate and clueless about the world. I get the insults though, that might be your best shot.
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level 76
May 6, 2016
I don't notice my chauvinism because there is none to notice. I am not a patriot or jingoist. I've PROVEN this, over and over again, with numbers and facts and examples. But there are some dorks out there who are SO chauvinistic themselves that when someone speaks from an objective place, they interpret THAT as chauvinism. And THEY start with the insults and put-downs and sarcastic and obnoxious comments responding to strawman fallacies... all of which I have little patience for... so I respond in kind. I've had a back and forth with gandalf, OzChris, and a couple other users around the site and sometimes our spats carry over into other quizzes. You might not see the whole evolution of events but I promise I didn't start it. If I'm at fault for anything it's for being impatient and unforgiving toward those that are rude for no good reason, and responding in a less than kind way to those I see making prejudicial or insulting remarks.
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level 76
May 6, 2016
Incidentally I've had similar multi-quizz tiffs with Yankee and a couple other users who were accusing me of ANTI-American bias.

I'm not for or against any country. I don't even believe in nationalism.

And I almost always back up everything I say with facts, first. But I don't mind insulting those who have been insulting. I see no need to respect the disrespectful.
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level 43
May 6, 2016
hum... buddy, that's nice and all but you made a quiz called "stupid americans" to make a sarcastic point about an elephant in the room. What were you thinking? That they would really be people having an epiphany, realizing they had been wrong all those years? For real? That with this quiz, you would win the argument against haters that clearly don't care about the truth anyway? Think about it : would you consider it a good idea for me to do a quiz called "coward frenchmen" to shut down the whole surrending monkeys thing? Or that maybe, just maybe, it would just make it worse because the intention sounds perfectly ridiculous and insecure? You are not new to the internet, you should know better : haters gonna hate so don't feed the troll. Because throwing obvious pieces of truth at them won't do much more than throwing digital insults at me; That'll just give away that you are enough mad and oversensitive on the subject. And it's been 3 years that you are blind to it just with this quiz
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level 43
May 6, 2016
Then of course I was waiting for your now so-called "I've PROVEN this, over and over again" argument (a classic). Solid curriculums are historically a good way to be celebrated. Voltaire built a very strong et fulfilled literature against slavery; that did not stop him from making money from it. Rousseau wrote beautiful pieces of work about the importance of taking care of and educating our children; that did not stop him from abandonning dozens of his owns. Yes, curriculums are cool. But they don’t transform crappy every speeches or acts into good ones by magic.
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level 43
May 6, 2016
So by now, of course I have been reading a lot from you all over this fun website. And clearly, you are not a caricature of any kind when it comes to patriotism and all. That’s not my point, of course. Not everything has to be this over-dramatically interpreted. There is a range. You made more than a fair share of quizzes, your comments and precisions are often welcomed and insightful, you sound educated and well aware on a lot of subjects, backed up with references, most of the time a week-adjusted adult and traveller. Much appreciated. Then when I arrived on this page, before writing a single word, I was already labeled a « frog ». So there’s that.
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level 43
May 6, 2016
That’s my point. There is a pattern that make you lose your cool and your good reflexes. When questioned about your chauvinism or your objectivity for once, you get pedantic. And the ironic part is that the worst your opponent is, the worst you get. Here you had DG in the palm of your hand thanks to Miss Curie; and you screwed it long and large by responding the same way you always do with haters (or anyone you deem worthy of the definition) : by talking like one.
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level 43
May 6, 2016
That kind of attitude doesn’t highlight the brightest side of anybody, something one generally learns from elementary school (I admit I can only speak for frogs’ schools). And that’s how someone can reveal something either from deep inside or in contradiction with what he believes in; or something inbetween. In your case that doesn’t stop with comments, that can go to the creation of whole quizzes with a statement as a title. And that’s in my opinion mostly counterproductive because we can see the insecure anger behind it. What do you need to do something in a way you know will have the opposite result than the one intended?
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level 43
May 6, 2016
But hey, nobody’s perfect, especially on the internet. Not even me! (Believe it or not, I have my share of poor reactions.) You could have stopped with a "yeah fair enough, that was maybe a bit too much, my bad », to stay in touch with that well-balanced guy you are most of the time. You preferred keeping going on with the birds names, as well as your name-dropping argumentation to stay in harmony with the whole concept of this page, I guess. All while depreciating my points in the most pedantic way : ignoring them by stating you ignore them and then feeling obliged to write about some kind of dick contest, or whatever that was. While I just have to sit and wait for you to lose your temper over-dramatically for close to nothing. I’m not arguing because I felt hurt deep in my french heart. I’m doing so because you are freaking kalbahamut and you should know better.
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level 76
May 7, 2016
The cowardly Frenchmen quiz actually sounds like a good idea. I'm not sure what your point is there. I don't see this quiz as indicative of me being insecure at all. I wasn't attacking anyone else when I made the quiz, except bigots. It was something positive, not negative. And no, of course, I did not expect the haters to all reform their ways immediately upon seeing it. I expected them to come here and shit on my doorstep and they did not disappoint. OzChris' rants were so histrionic they ended up being deleted. You may consider it undignified but I sort of enjoy putting a spotlight on this sort of thing.

You're totally right about me responding in like fashion to those who I perceive as acting like jerks. And I've admitted this. It's not insecurity. It's impatience. And intolerance. People online often act like they have a free pass to be rude and say whatever dickish bigoted things they like. It might be unChristian of me, but I say give them a taste of their own medicine.
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level 76
May 7, 2016
I think I might have said this somewhere in the of comments, or maybe it was on the countries by brainpower quiz, but the goal here was twofold. Maybe threefold. Entertain myself. Make an entertaining quiz for some other people to take. And flush out the cockroaches... the title of the quiz is inviting bigoted comments. I originally made that other quiz just to piss off Oz and it worked beautifully. So I got exactly what I wanted.

Anyway. Good day. I've got nothing against amphibians.
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level 76
May 7, 2016
Last remark... I would invite you to review the chain of comments here and see what led to what.
1. Larry made a point about some people on the list being what he would consider as not American.
2. I made a counter-point that they were fully American, because American identity is quite uniquely culture-based and divorced from ethnicity. Is and always has been a country of immigrants. As a point of contrast I specifically brought up the attitudes in Saudi Arabia.
3. gandalf swoops in to make a dickish comment about me being a chauvinist. A conversation we've had before that he has yet to produce and evidence for.
4. I shot him down. ...is "frog" really that offensive? If someone called me a "Yank" I'd assume they didn't mean it in a nice way but I wouldn't take offense at it.
5. kdc4, responding to my previous comment where I made a direct comparison between the USA and KSA, strawmans me by implying I said only the USA admits immigrants.
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level 76
May 7, 2016
6. I respond by restating the case of Saudi Arabia which I'd already previously brought up. I assume it's obvious that I'm not talking about any other place... it's just one example to prove a point. That there exists a difference in attitudes toward accepting foreigners as natives.
7. You enter the conversation, obviously take offense at some of the comments directed at gandalf, misread my comment about Saudi Arabia, strawman me again implying that I somehow said there were no racists in America, and make a generally obnoxious comment about American assholery.
This is how we got where we are. Plus there was some other comments on other quizzes made simulaneously I don't even remember now.
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level 76
May 7, 2016
... if you really think it's so bad to respond to offensive or confrontational comments with similarly offensive or confrontational comments... I humbly submit you're being a little bit hypocritical. I recognize your admission of imperfection buried in one of the many preceding comments.

If you want a respectful conversation with me, come at me with respect and it will be returned. If you want to wave dicks, then, well, follow the pattern above.
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level 76
Apr 16, 2017
small retraction: I said in my original comment that American is not an ethnicity. Having come to better understand what the term ethnicity means since then... it definitely is an ethnicity. But I guess what I was trying to say is that it is not an ethnicity with any basis in common genetic heritage. It could be called a "race"... because race is a bullshit made-up term anyway so why not? But it's not a race the way most people think of it.
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level 52
May 16, 2017
kalbahmut's point with this quiz is very obviously to prove that American education is better than most believe. Including a bunch of naturalised citizens is kind of annoying, especially when there are so many great natural-born Americans. Tesla, Goddard, Einstein, etc. are all on this quiz, and none went through our education system.
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level 76
May 16, 2017
Strangely enough, this "very obvious" thing is not true. That wasn't the point of the quiz even remotely.
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level 69
Sep 24, 2018
Cool stories, bros.
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level 76
Feb 13, 2019
Useful phrases for identifying when an online comment has been made by someone not bright enough to pay attention to:

"cool story, bro"
"come at me, bro"
"you mad, bro?
(pretty much anything that contains "bro")
"check your privilege"
any phrase that contains the non-word "butthurt"
any accusation of another poster being "salty"
"you are not entitled to my labor"
"too long; did not read" or, worse: "tl;dr"
any phrase with the term "humble brag" in it
"yep"
any phrase with the non-word "mansplaining" in it
or "white privilege" or "male privilege" or pretty much anything about privilege
most phrases that contain the word "snowflake"

which ones did I miss?

Also, one more thing about the American ethnicity: it only became an ethnicity after the country existed. The majority of other countries in the world were founded as ethno-states. So this is still unusual.
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level 76
Mar 2, 2014
and yes, Edward Teller was also an American.
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level 76
Feb 10, 2015
Finally if you're going to give Einstein credit for being Swiss (where he moved and later took on citizenship, but had no ancestry from), why would you deny him his Americaness?
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level 37
May 12, 2014
Make sure to update ken jennings after he takes home the million on the jeapordy! battle of the decades!
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level 76
May 12, 2014
Are they doing some champions show/tournament? I haven't watched American TV in a long time.
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level 81
Jun 10, 2014
I get your argument about becoming American if you live there long enough. If it was like the Saudis you descibe, then there'd be considerably less Americans today. However, it somehow irks me that America lays claim to a lot of people who weren't American to begin with and the fame should go to the countries they were born in.

Oh and I completely disagree with Webster fixing anything in English! It just got more confusing with two different ways to spell things. English is such a mongrel of a language (roots in Celtic, Old Norse, Latin, Germanic...) and an old one at that, that it's no wonder the spelling is what it is. If you compare to for instance Finnish (yes, I am a Finn, pleased to meet you), we've had a written language for around 500 years only, which is too short a time to completely screw it up.
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level 76
Jul 15, 2014
These people became citizens of the United States, and Americans, by choice. They weren't co-opted by the country so we could brag about them. Some, like Tesla for example, were very proud of and happy with their American citizenship. Are you irked by other countries trying to take that away from them simply because they want to deny their Americanness and lay claim to their fame? Serbia didn't even exist when Tesla was born.

The 19th Century Grammarians who wrote the first dictionaries in England didn't have any more authority over the language than Noah Webster did. Prior to this period there was no official way to spell anything and often in old manuscripts you can see a word spelled three different ways in a single sentence. It was a complete mess, and the rules introduced to try and clean it up were chosen arbitrarily. The ones that Webster chose were a little cleaner and more logical, though, he did not go far enough IMO. The letter C for instance.. totally redundant.
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level 76
Aug 6, 2015
To have not started what? Printing dictionaries? Webster had as much right to decide how words ought to be spelled as any English lexicographer, and didn't do his work that much later than any of them. Though I agree he could have done a better job than he did. He should have changed more.
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level 50
Jul 22, 2014
Add something about diagrams for Feynman, okay? That's what I always think of when it comes to Feynman after watching Vi Hart's hexaflexagon videos. 'And so Feynman, being Feynman, says, "We must create a DIAGRAM!" And Tuckerman was like, 'No, dude, it's really not that--' "NO! Diagram."... And the official hexaflexagon committee approves it and decides it shall be known as a Feynman diagram.' Very fun videos, very fun person, Vi Hart. I recommend her.
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level 57
Aug 30, 2014
So happy to see Tesla on here! My hero. And yes, he chose to be an American. He wasn't at his birth, but he chose to be, and became one.
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level 44
Apr 16, 2015
Are you saying that Tesla was an American? hahahaha
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level 76
Apr 16, 2015
I'm not ignorant, so why would I not say that?
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level 44
Jun 25, 2016
Tesla had an American citizenship, that doesn't mean he was an American, right?
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level 76
Jun 25, 2016
It absolutely does mean he was American. In fact, after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, where Tesla was born, American was the only citizenship that he was left with. What do you think "American" is, if not nationality?
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level 44
Jun 26, 2016
He was Serbian descent.
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level 76
Jun 26, 2016
So what? People of "Serbian descent" can't be American?
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level 44
Jun 27, 2016
No, they can't. Tesla was a Serb as much as Einstein was a German.
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level 76
Jun 27, 2016
I apologize for my inability to correct your ignorance. I gave it a whirl.
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level 44
Jul 1, 2016
OK, obviously we disagree here, therefore, we shall stop arguing. :D Tip: When you come to Serbia, don't mention to anyone that Tesla was an American :D
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level 44
Jul 1, 2016
Have a good time on your trip ;)
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level 76
Jul 1, 2016
If it comes up I will. And maybe I'll have a productive conversation unlike the one we just had here, similar to those I had with Greeks about Macedonia, or Israelis about the Palestinian issue, etc. I don't mind helping to divorce people of their ignorance when I can. Cheers.
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level 52
May 16, 2017
But if the purpose of this quiz was to extol the American education system (which it seems to be) then why are you including those who became citizens much later in life - like Einstein, Goddard, and Tesla?
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level 76
May 16, 2017
That's not the point at all.
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level 50
Apr 19, 2015
Ah, Tesla. Thanks for the recognition.... never get tired of this quiz.
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level 28
May 7, 2015
I hope this quiz is a joke...notice how some of the most famous and intelligent humans on this planet are American.
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level 82
Dec 30, 2015
Figured that out, did you?
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level 28
May 7, 2015
(i.e Edison, Einstein, Franklin, Tesla, etc...)
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level 76
Jun 27, 2015
None of those idiots compare to the average Brit on the street, who are all geniuses as everyone knows.
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level 58
Oct 23, 2015
wow, managed to stir up a hornets nest with this one! Have to say that the you tube video of some of the UK's finest intellectuals wasn't really needed. You might as well of put some redneck videos on as well to keep everyone happy around the world! Some of us Brits just respect people for being people and I don't really care what country they came from......That's what makes us British! I thought the quiz was quite good but obviously others have their opinions and I will respect that as well.
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level 76
Oct 23, 2015
Those videos could be shot in any country in the world. The average person on the street anywhere is not very bright. Just being sarcastic.
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level 59
Feb 25, 2016
Before I looked at the hints and realized the quiz was a joke, I instinctively typed in "Donald Trump".
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level 76
Jun 25, 2016
oh come on. How could the Donald ever make it on to a quiz about STUPID Americans? He might just be the smartest man who ever lived. To hear him tell it, he's got the best brain. Just amazing. Tremendous. Believe me.
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level 76
Dec 8, 2017
The premise didn't change but it was definitely called into question.
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level 56
Sep 29, 2018
Yes, Donald Trump's IQ is one of the highest and you all know it according to himself. There's no need to feel ashamed or bad about it, it's not your fault.
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level 50
Aug 13, 2016
Damn the Americans salty af
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level 49
Aug 23, 2016
Why are you trying to insult Americans while using slang that originated in the US? You sound like a young teen trying to sound "HARD". Guess what? It isn't working.
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level 59
Aug 14, 2018
Not sure if it's in the constitution, but I believe I, as an American, have the right to be salty.
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level 61
Apr 11, 2017
After reading the comments, Kalbahamut, I have to say I agree with the points you make, but the way you make them just makes you come off as a complete dick who enjoys insulting all of the intellectually inferior underlings around him. Seriously, there´s no reason to call someone retarded over the Internet, or to discredit their beliefs because they made a grammar error. I´m not butthurt, because I firmly believe that anyone who gets offended by comments read over the Internet need to reconsider their life, I just thought I´d point something out to you.
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level 76
Apr 12, 2017
Most condescending comments I make are directed at people I have some history of a back-and-forth with on the site somewhere, or whom I felt started it with rude comments of their own. I see no need to be rude to people online for no reason. When I see someone do that... most of the time I immediately sink to their level and am rude right back. I realize that someone seeing this might think less of me, but I imagine that the amount of time I spend worrying about how people perceive me on the Internet is inversely proportional to the amount of time my detractors here *think* I worry about it.
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level 76
Apr 12, 2017
and, yes, I do sometimes enjoy insulting the mentally inferior. It is a guilty a pleasure, I'll admit...
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level 76
Nov 29, 2017
But I don't have any underlings. Or henchmen. Or minions. Should probably get some, though...
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level 62
Jun 20, 2017
I don't think the sarcasm is quite warranted. Yes, over 241 years, the USA has produced some renowned geniuses, although several of these weren't actually American. But today, the country's average IQ is 98, putting them in a joint position of 9th alongside such intellectual superpowers as Latvia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Not bad, but I'm not sure it's cause to be smug.
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level 76
Jun 21, 2017
Everyone on this quiz is actually American. If someone comes along claiming they're not... sarcasm directed at them is fully warranted.

wtf are you even talking about concerning IQ? You're pulling "data" from the oft criticized and very unscientific book IQ and the Wealth of Nations, or it's follow-up. The only attempt to ever rank IQs from all nations around the world. If properly calibrated an IQ test administered anywhere will have an average score of 100. It's not like 98 would be low by that standard. That's how it's supposed to work. The book was frequently criticized for being racist. One of it's conclusions that gave rise to this criticism was that Americans, if you exclude recent brown and black immigrants, have the highest average IQ in the world outside of Hong Kong and Japan. So... maybe do a little more research next time before you come along and smugly tell someone else not to be smug?
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level 76
Jun 21, 2017
Also, this quiz isn't meant as a brag. Maybe you took it that way? If so you're missing the point.
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level 61
Dec 18, 2018
You forgot Trump
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level 76
Dec 18, 2018
What do you mean? He's got the best brain. Definitely doesn't belong on this list with all these other morons.
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level 40
Feb 13, 2019
"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We fought for these ideals we shouldn't settle for less. These are wise words, enterprising men quote 'em. Don't act surprised you guys 'cause I wrote 'em." This (Hamilton lyrics) honestly was the only reason I as a European remember Thomas Jefferson as the guy who wrote the declaration of independence...
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level 76
Feb 13, 2019
nothing wrong with that.