Apparently, high school seniors in the United States are getting dumber . . . at least when it comes to their knowledge of US History. In results from an annual test, only 12 percent of high school seniors demonstrated proficiency on the exam. That's like only a C+ or something according to today's grading standards.
Top Five Reasons High School Students Do Poorly on Their US History Test
#5. Confuse Betsy Ross, inventor of the first American Flag, with Diana Ross, inventor of Michael Jackson
#4. Mistakenly believe that Thomas Edison invented the wedgie when, in fact, he was the first nerd to receive one, shortly after men's underwear was invented by immigrant Pierre Tighteewhitee.
#3. Thought any questions about World War "Eleven" were tricks because no one talks much about the other ten World Wars, do they?
#2. Most claim they were freaked out by this whole spring after seeing Kirsti Alley's creepy rumba moves on "Dancing With the Stars."
#1. If it ain't part of an iPhone App, they have no clue what it is.