We get a lot of flack about the state of the education system in America— but hey — looks like our British friend’s kids are just as dumb. A recent survey of 3,000 Britons found that a large number of British kids thought World War II Prime Minister Winston Churchill was a fictional character while Sherlock Holmes was real!
Asked about which characters they thought were in fact real, 58% of respondents claimed that Sherlock Holmes, the detective made famous by mystery writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was a real person. 65% thought King Arthur, and his Knights of the Round Table were real. Over 50% thought Winston Churchill was just made up. Blimey! (Ananova)