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December 20, 2010

1. Creationism? Yes, Please.

According to a recent Gallup poll, 40% of Americans believe in Creationism. That means four out of ten people in this country thought humans just showed up one day and were ready for homeschooling.

2. Obama's a Muslim

This was the big one of the year, as 18% of Americans stated that they believe Obama is a Muslim. OBVIOUSLY, those 18% love Muslims so much that they want their leader to be one, too. Duh. See also: Ground Zero Mosque.

3. Environmentalists Intentionally Caused the Oil Spill

So you know that oil spill that ruined the ocean, killed thousands of animals, and pretty much brought the country to a standstill? Environmentalists fault. Or at least that's what 10% of Americans believe. All part of their plan to make us drive Priuses. 

4. Fox the Most Trusted Channel in News

Over half of Americans were convinced of this in 2010. In a related story, a recent study revealed that Fox News viewers were the most misinformed. I did find not either of these facts from Fox News.

5. Glenn Beck: Most Admirable?

Speaking of, according to a Gallup poll, Americans believed Glenn Beck was the 4th most admirable man IN THE WORLD. In an unrelated study, most Americans ranked "crying on camera" as their favorite form of entertainment.

6. Angels

I'm starting to think the Pew research center just sets out to make us look dumb. Whether or not that's true, they got a little assistance from 68% of Americans who stated they believe in angels. And not the Rod Carew/ Reggie Jackson kind.

7. Health Care Overhaul = Government Takeover

Remember when Obama signed the health care bill back last spring? And Joe Biden said it's a "Big Fucking Deal?" 53% of Americans were convinced that it was because it meant a full government take-over of healthcare. While that would in fact be a big fucking deal, it's not the big fucking deal he was speaking of. Because it's simply not true.