Everytime I think I've heard the stupidest thing that a majority of Americans believe, a new revelation surpasses it.Now get this: A poll shows that 56 % of Americans don't want their children to be taught Arabic numerals in school.
Guess what? We already use them. Our number system is based on Arabic numerals. Read more about it in the article posted on the Daily Kos blog. Click the link below.
For examples of extensive ignorance of many Americans, you might want to read either or both of these books:
Just How Stupid Are We? Rick Shenkman
Idiot America Charles P. Pierce