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11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist
    #2538258 - 04/08/04 07:33 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

A friend gave me this article: http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=508517

The survey of 2,069 adults aged 16 or over was conducted for Blenheim Palace to mark the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Blenheim.

The study raised new questions about the teaching of history after  it found that 11 per cent of the British population believed Hitler did not exist and 9 per cent said Winston Churchill was fictional. A further 33 per cent believed Mussolini was not a real historical figure.

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Real people that some believe never existed
Ethelred the Unready King of England 978 to 1016 - 63 per cent
William Wallace 13th-century Scottish hero - 42 per cent
Benjamin Disraeli Prime minister and founder of the modern Tory party - 40 per cent
Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror - 38 per cent
Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator, 33 per cent
Adolf Hitler - 11 per cent
Winston Churchill - 9 per cent

Real events some people believe never took place
Battle of the Bulge 52 per cent
Battle of Little Big Horn Scene of Custer's last stand - 48 per cent
Hundred Years' War 44 per cent
Cold War - 32 per cent
Battle of Hastings, 15 per cent

Fictional characters who we believe were real
King Arthur , mythical monarch of the Round Table - 57 per cent
Robin Hood - 27 per cent
Conan the Barbarian - 5 per cent
Richard Sharpe , fictional cad and warrior - 3 per cent
Edmund Blackadder - 1 per cent
Xena Warrior Princess - 1 per cent

Fictional events that we believe did take place
War of the Worlds , Martian invasion - 6 per cent
Battle of Helms Deep , Rings Trilogy - The Two Towers - 3 per cent
Battle of Endor , The Return of the Jedi - 2 per cent
Planet of the Apes , the apes rule Earth - 1 per cent
Battlestar Galactica , the defeat of humanity by cyborgs - 1 per cent
 


I can't believe this...

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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Annom]
    #2538268 - 04/08/04 07:50 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I wouldnt believe it.

Just remember 64.7% of statics are made up on the spot :wink:


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: DieCommie]
    #2538321 - 04/08/04 08:29 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I don't know where you're getting your information from...but it's wrong (it's actually 83.1%)


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Annom]
    #2538323 - 04/08/04 08:30 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

11% of british brush their teeth, so i'm not surprised. :blush:


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2538362 - 04/08/04 09:15 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I don't believe your statistics exist.

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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: OJK]
    #2538532 - 04/08/04 10:53 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

One only needs to ask this british family.



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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Annom]
    #2538547 - 04/08/04 11:01 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

does that mean that king arthur didnt exist?


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: shriek]
    #2538555 - 04/08/04 11:06 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I found out that Camelot never existed and was bummed....


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: shriek]
    #2538581 - 04/08/04 11:14 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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shriek said:
does that mean that king arthur didnt exist?


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Annom]
    #2538611 - 04/08/04 11:25 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

no way man.. I saw merlin walking through the forest with little arthur just the other day...


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2538694 - 04/08/04 12:14 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Innvertigo said:
11% of british brush their teeth, so i'm not surprised. :blush:




Only 11% of Yanks weigh under 280 lb
Only 11% of Chinese build walls
Only 11% of Canadians club seals

Stereotyping  :shake:


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Jackal]
    #2538711 - 04/08/04 12:23 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Only 11% of Yanks weigh under 280 lb
Only 11% of Chinese build walls
Only 11% of Canadians club seals

Stereotyping 




Only 11% of Yanks weigh under 280 lb - Wrong - 11% weigh under 300lbs

Only 11% of Chinese build walls - It's been proven that only 10% can actually build walls

Only 11% of Canadians club seals - that's rediculous, everyone knows that next to Hockey (which 100% of them play) seal clubbin' is the next most active activity done by 99% of Canoodians, the other 1% club Caribou

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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2538771 - 04/08/04 12:43 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

yeth i am a thenthathive boy :wink:


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Jackal]
    #2538777 - 04/08/04 12:45 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

i want to hire chinese wall builders but i can find them on the yellow pages (?!?)


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    #2538834 - 04/08/04 01:06 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

They're under "shitty wall builders"


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2540255 - 04/08/04 06:52 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Only 36% of shitty wall builders are Chinese, but 53% of the Chinese listed under wall builders in the yellow pages are shitty.


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: MetaShroom]
    #2542367 - 04/09/04 07:00 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I was afraid noone was going to get the "shitty wall" reference..ha Damn Mongolians!!!


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2544986 - 04/09/04 10:16 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

GOD DAMN MONGORIANS!!


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Annom]
    #2546281 - 04/10/04 11:31 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I bet when they asked the survery questions the where things like

"Do you believe the battle of Helms Deep happened"

May be the interviewee didnt know that the battle of helms deep was from the lord of the rings movie. And they were just thinking it sounded like a name of a battle that could of happen.

Those interviewers could make the survery come out anyway they wanted just by wording the question different.


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Re: 11 per cent of the British believed Hitler did not exist [Re: Innvertigo]
    #18996320 - 10/18/13 06:15 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

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Innvertigo said:


Only 11% of Canadians club seals - that's rediculous, everyone knows that next to Hockey (which 100% of them play) seal clubbin' is the next most active activity done by 99% of Canoodians, the other 1% club Caribou






the problem is wehn you only do something 99% of the time, you create a gap between 100% and 99% where a little voice can come in your head and convince you that its the 1% time you dont have to do it
thus canadians should commit 100% to clubbing seals, then it becomes nonnegotiable, case closed, over and out


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