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Apologies to all french people who actually do know what the moon is:<br><br><br><br>
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"What is it that orbits around the Earth?"<br><br><br><br>
a)the Moon b)the Sun<br><br>
c)Mars d)Venus<br><br><br><br>
Poor guy, maybe the audience were screwing around...
 

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Holy CRAP!! Even the majority of the audience felt it was the sun. Please let this be a hoax. (I don't think this is necessarily a French problem, of course.)
 

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The woman looks like Reese Witherspoon.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I can't believe it. It could be some anti-French hoax or something. Is Fox News behind this? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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what would we do without Snopes?<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/gameshows/millionaire.asp" target="_blank">http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/gameshows/millionaire.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
scroll all the way down for the french version in question.
 

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I always thought that 'elephant bigger than the moon' rumour was false, but I've looked everywhere on this video, and from what I can gather it's genuine...<br><br><br><br>
...unfortunately <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>scarlet</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
nope, it's fake.</div>
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Don't want to be a nagger, but where does it say that? I'm usually completely oblivious to obvious things in articles. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>scarlet</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
nope, it's fake.</div>
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Sorry babe, it says the french one is real and that they're surmising the audience was mocking the guy in a way.
 

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Re. the first question about orbits, I don't think it's surprising that many people don't know basic astronomy. Where do people learn it? Despite a lot of education, I didn't learn it in school, but on my own.<br><br><br><br>
Where and when did you learn it?
 

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i was talking about the elephant/moon one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dunce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dunce:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Irizary</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Re. the first question about orbits, I don't think it's surprising that many people don't know basic astronomy. Where do people learn it? Despite a lot of education, I didn't learn it in school, but on my own.<br><br><br><br>
Where and when did you learn it?</div>
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Grade school. 2nd grade, I think. I remember studying the solar system with this one teacher whom I had for both 2nd and 3rd grade.
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Irizary</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Re. the first question about orbits, I don't think it's surprising that many people don't know basic astronomy. Where do people learn it? Despite a lot of education, I didn't learn it in school, but on my own.<br><br><br><br>
Where and when did you learn it?</div>
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Astronomy was a pretty big deal in my school. We had wall charts, models, regular trips to a planetarium, and books about the planets were always fought over in library class. But I probably learned about it from my parents initially. And I went to an inner ring suburb, mostly working class public school district.<br><br><br><br>
Even if not formally taught, it seems like something like the relationship between the earth and its moon and sun is something that a child would ask about on their own eventually. As in questions about eclipses, day and night, seasons (although that has to do with the tilt of the earth's axis), and the changing shape of the moon. And Copernicus and Galileo would come up at some point before one graduates from high school.<br><br><br><br>
I think people who don't know this sort of thing must have little value for knowledge/curiosity or live in a very uneducated population with horrible schools and no library.
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Irizary</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Re. the first question about orbits, I don't think it's surprising that many people don't know basic astronomy. Where do people learn it? Despite a lot of education, I didn't learn it in school, but on my own.<br><br><br><br>
Where and when did you learn it?</div>
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Elementary school.
 

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I think my earliest recollection of astronomy was when I was about 4. My uncle had a telescope and we looked at the stars and the moon...... I have a hard time understanding how someone doesn't know the moon orbits the earth.... very odd.
 

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I think it's odd if they don't teach basic astronomy at school. I learnt the heliocentric system in school too.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think it's odd if they don't teach basic astronomy at school. I learnt the heliocentric system in school too.</div>
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When did you learn Sevenseasocentrism?
 

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At the same time as heliocentrism: I <i>am</i> the sun that brightens the lives of all of us. Without me, all life on Earth would end.
 
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