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Ghandi and Churchill didnt exist?

In Foreign Affairs, off-beat on February 5, 2008 by Editor Z


About five years ago, I remember hearing about a survey where a majority of Brits surveyed said that they believed Homer Simpson more accuratly reflected how average Americans were, as oppossed to real life and distinguished American icons as Martin Luther King Jr. Okay, so they have a point. But a new survey shows that the British are just as stepped in misinformation as we are. Welcome to the club!

Yahoo News:

And 23 percent thought World War II Prime Minister [Winston Churchill] was made up. The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually
exist.

Three percent thought Charles Dickens, one of Britain’s most famous writers, is a work of fiction himself.

Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi and “Battle of Waterloo” victor the Duke of Wellington also appeared in the top 10 of people thought to be myths.


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