You might have seen the videos on late night TV of interviews with average folks who are asked about current events or famous people. The bits that get aired, more often than not, show people have little idea what's going on in the wider world. And it's worse if they are asked about historical events, concepts, or people. We laugh, and move on.
The end of the year brings with it a number of "best and worst" articles. Some of them are entertaining, many of them exist just to fill space in an otherwise slow news cycle. But one list, published in The Atlantic, caught our eye for the blistering stupidity of a couple of the reponses.