American Kids Can’t Answer Basic Questions
Are Americans getting dumber? I mean, look at Exhibit A We’re getting dumber by the second, guys. and this video is gonna prove to us that kids can’t even answer basic questions. (Dramatic Music) An interviewer went up to a bunch of random people in a school, and decided to ask them basic questions on American History, etc. Guys, I want to put a disclaimer though. ‘Cause I know that after you watch this video, you are going to say you want to move to Canada. You’re not moving to Canada! We both know you’re not moving to Canada! So you are just going to have to deal with this. I’m going to have to deal with this, that means you have to deal with this. Let’s go. [INTERVIEWER]: Hi, I’m Austin and you are watching Lunch Scholars, where we put the bright young minds of our student body to the test. Definitely bright young minds! Yes. Do you know the capital of Washington state? Seattle? I think the best thing to do here, if you don’t know the answer to a question, a very simple question, It’s better if you just say “I don’t know” vs. saying something that will make you so embarrassed. Just, it’s better not to say anything. Olympia. [TAL] There you go! [INTERVIEWER] What is the capital of Washington? Seattle Olympia. (Both) Olympia [INTERVIEWER]: Can you name one democratic candidate for the 2012 presidential campaign? [STUDENT]: No. [STUDENT]: Nope. [STUDENT]: I can’t do that one either. [STUDENT]: Barack Obama, cause he’s running again right?
Viewer: Come on, it’s your future! [INTERVIEWER]: Do you know the Vice President of the United States? [STUDENT]: Definitely not [STUDENT]: George Bush [INTERVIEWER]: George Bush is the vice president? *sarcastic clapping* It’s George W. George W. So Barack Obama was president at the time and George Bush was his vice president. [STUDENT]: Um the bald guy, he was gonna run for it and he has… Clinton! Right? Bill . . . [INTERVIEWER]: Clinton, the vice president? Bill, Bill Clinton [STUDENT]: Yeah, Bill I can’t . . . she’s joking . . . she’s trolling . . . she’s obviously trolling. It’s okay [INTERVIEWER]: Yes, you did. correct-o [INTERVIEWER]: Sarah Palin? [STUDENT]: Ya! I don’t think that’s right either [STUDENT 1]: Ya I don’t think that’s right either
[STUDENT 2]: I don’t think it is [STUDENT 1]: I don’t know who it is. It’s somebody Bin Laden? *Thump* *sarcastic* It’s Bin Laden– It’s Bin Laden guys He’s not a world known terrorist! It’s Bin Laden, he’s the Vice President of the United States! I mean, it’s not like he took responsibility for the 9/11 attacks! Alright. These people don’t even know what 9/11 stands for. [STUDENT]: Uhh… Joe Biden. [STUDENT]: Joe Biden. [STUDENT]: (*shocked gasp*) Joe Biden! Joe Biden! Is that right? Joe Biden? [TAL] *Clapping* There is hope! [TAL] There is Hope! [STUDENT]: In what war did the U.S. gain its independence? [TAL]: Revolutionary!
[STUDENT]: I don’t know! [STUDENT]: Umm..the… Oh my God! How do you not know this?!? It’s the American Rev… These are high school students! They’re not even kids! They’re..they’re teens! Oh my god… it’s so…this is important! How do you not know about your freedom?! It… it’s okay [STUDENT]: The..British? TAL: No it’s not… [STUDENT]: war…? [STUDENT]: The Civil War…? TAL: *Laughing* Th-Th-The guy when he answered it he was like.. “The Civil War?” then looked around. And then, kinda like squinted at him… [STUDENT]: The Civil War…? *laughing* The- The Civil War? [STUDENT]: *Sigh* That one . . . [INTERVIEWER]: Tha-That one? [STUDENT]: *Laugh* That one . . . [INTERVIEWER]: That one. [INTERVIEWER]: The Civil War?
[INTERVIEWER]: The Civil War… [STUDENT]: I don’t know . . . [STUDENT]: Shoot.. I just did this… and I don’t remember! [STUDENT]: I was never . . . um . . . taught that knowledge. TAL: Knowledge? It’s not knowledge! But you know what I like a lot more than materialistic things? KNOWLEDGE! TAL: Who are you going to vote for? Who are you gonna vote for, BIN LADEN!? BIN LADEN?! [STUDENT]: Uuuuhhhhhhhh? So.. I don’t…… mmmmmm [STUDENT]: Civil War? [STUDENT]: That- that thing- that war?! [STUDENT]: I don’t know, to tell you the truth. I.. [INTERVIEWER]: How about I just give you a couple wars? And you can pick from a list. [STUDENT]: Okay
[INTERVIEWER]: Alright, Korean War
[TAL] Okay, multiple choice [STUDENT 1]: Hah, Korean War [STUDENT 2]: It’s a yes or no. TAL: Come on man! Do not say yes for Korean War… His friend is literally just looking at him just saying “Yo. I-I’m friends with an idiot…” “What am I doing? Mom, I’m so sorry!” “You told me to pick my friends right.. I just….” “I don’t wanna be alone at lunch!” “This is the only option I have!” Hah, Korean War It’s a ‘yes’ or ‘no’! Yes! *Sad music starts* It happened- *Sad Music* I finally give up . . . on the human race. *whimpering and weird noises* [TAL] *Whispers* Don’t do this to me. Don’t do this to me! The Korean War is when we gain our independence. Korean War, Civil War. Revolutionary War Yeah. [INTERVIEWER] The Revolutionary War?
[STUDENT] Yeah! American Revolution Yeah! American Revolution, you got it Fish , that’s the one! Can you name all of the countries that border the United States? S-South America? *Slow laugh* Mexico [INTERVIEWER]: Boom, one. Mexico…umm… South America? South America? Mexico and South America. *Thunk* *Thunk* *screams loudly* OH SHOOT Awww awwww [Student] America Mexico and Canada. There’s too many to- There’s too many, mmkay… Dude, Canada? That’s a state never mind… Um.. Canada? that’s a state never mind *rock music plays loudly* [Singer] WHAT THE F##K IS GOING ON? Dude…Canada? Oh wait, no, that’s a state never mind… Sorry… Sorry, eh… It’s part of the fifty-two states in . . . in North Atlantic America… Oh my god, I’m embarrassed right now Alright . . . I’m gonna go party Bye . . . (Bye) Mexico, Canada. I’m pretty sure that’s it . . . Can you think of a country that starts with the letter “U” Umm . . . *Whispers* Uganda Uganda, can you tell *starts laughing* *Yells* United States! Let me put on these glasses, maybe I’m actually missing something That one… *Donald Trump mimicking voice* It’s gonna be huge Ukraine. Uganda. What about your favorite? Uruguay! Uruguay’s another one! [TAL] No! Utopia! It’s Utopia! Yo! Say that! That’s gonna be funny! Europe…? *Thump* Wait- *Laughing* *Inhales deep* I can’t! What!? I need to get some water.. United States..? Oh! United States! I don’t know Utopia? *uncontrollable screaming* *yelling* SHE SAID IT Oh my god! Dude! What?! No… *Laughing and sharp inhales* *Crying* *Sniff* *Sniff* Was that the girl that said that Canada’s a state? Oh..the United States…. United States starts with a “U” Oh my god . . . Oh my god, wait did I get Utopia right? How many stars are on the flag? Fifty . . . one? No! Just stop at fifty! Fifty-one states. Why? [INTERVIEWER]: *mumbling* There’s one for every…state There’s fifty-two states? There’s fifty-one states [INTERVIEWER]: How many stars are on the flag? Fifty-one? fifty . . . one? What wait where’s the one coming from? TAL: Oh yeah Canada. Yo, fifty-one states! The fifty states of the United States of America that are on the flag, plus Canada! You can’t ma- you can’t leave out Canada! Fifty-two Fifty-two [TAL] Okay, never mind Fifty-three, sorry. Fifty. [STUDENT] Fifty.
[INTERVIEWER] Fifty? I hope… I hope this video made you feel a lot more intelligent. Brighter, intellectual, brought up your sophistication and overall a better and smarter being. If you liked this video . . . don’t forget to leave a positive review . . . and/or comment down below. If you don’t like this video, you can go to Canada. You don’t need your passport, just your drivers’ license. ‘Cause it’s a state and is part of the United States of America. And so is Utopia, and Uganda, and… Holy… Thanks for watching guys, I’ll see you next time. If If any of you guys that are watching this video, actually agree with these people, please unsubscribe, thank you, love you. See you soon and peace out. #voteBinLaden2016!