British Believe In Lightsabers & Hover Boards

March 17, 2011


A recent study conducted by Birmingham Science City has revealed that an alarming number of British folks believe science-fiction technologies actually exist today. The highlights (or lowlights depending on how you feel about the future of society):

• More than a fifth of adults believe light sabers exist.
• Almost 25 percent of people believe humans can be teleported.
• Nearly 50 percent of adults believe that memory-erasing technology exists.
• More than 40 percent believe that hover boards exist.
• Almost one-fifth of adults believe they can see gravity

To their credit, memory-erasing technology actually DOES exist *puts thumb to lips and pretends to drink straight from a bottle* but believing the rest of that stuff? That's just embarrassing. WHAT ARE YOU BLOKES -- STUPID?! "Americans scored twice as poorly." SONOFA!

Time to turn on the tardis [birminghamsciencecity]
The Force Is Strong: One in Five Brits Think Light Sabers Exist [aolnews]

Thanks to Keith and manda, at least one of which is British but I promised not to tell which so you can't start stereotyping (Keith does smell like fish & chips though, just sayin').

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