My friend: Did you know that the universe is a country?
Me: ehh no it's not...
my friend: yes it is! It's somewhere in Africa!!
The worst thing about this conversation is that she still believes that there is a country named "the universe" somewhere in Africa.
Said by a 20-year old girl:
"I don't give a poo about kings, so I don't know the answer."
The question was which king that brought protestantism to Sweden and made it independent (It's really a "smarter than a fifth grader" questions).
Once, in my World Geography class, we were about to start a chapter on Asia. The girl next to me got very excited and said "Asia is my favorite country!" I turned to her, hoping to save her from embarrassing herself, and whispered "Asia is a continent, not a country." Instead of listening to me, she (loudly) retorts that if Asia isn't a country "Then how do you have Asians?" We had just finished a chapter on the continent of Africa, so I tried to explain to her that you also have Africans from the continent of Africa the same way you have Asians from the continent of Asia. She proclaimed that if fact, Africa is a country too, and I should really start studying my notes. The teacher (who, by the way, was listening to the entire episode) was quite amused. She had to explain to the whole class the difference between a continent and a country.
I have a thousand other stories from that class, but I'd need about a week to type them all.
me: i'm thinking of getting an MP3
hannah: you're better off getting an IPod
"It's so small, it must be unintelligent."
Someone in my life literally said that.
Needless to say, I'm ashamed for them.