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Pew Research Studies Show That Atheists Know More About Religion Than Religious People Do!


According to a 2010 study from Pew Research, Atheists had a religious test score that crushed the religious competitor’s by double!

The study conducted 32 questions about various aspects of each religion including The Bible, Judaism, Christianity, religion in public and more.

Atheists and Agnostic surveyors got an average of 20.9 questions out of 32 correct while Christians averaged at around 15 questions correct.

Coming in at a close second, Jewish surveyors answered an average of 20.5 correctly and Mormons scored a high average of 20.3 questions correctly.

The test was compiled of five questions regarding the Bible’s Old Testament and 2 questions on the New Testament.

There were also three to five elements questions on Judaism and Mormonism, a piece. World religion questions included information on Ramadan, the Koran, Dalai Llama, Hinduism, Greek mythology and more.

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There's a lot of people disrespecting the American flag—but they probably don't know it!


Even the most patriotic, America loving, flag waving citizens can make a mistake and break the rules of the thing they love so much—Old Glory.

There are a long set of rules and regulations that stars-and-stripes loving people should be aware of, because you're probably breaking at least one of them.

People may love showing off their love for the flag by draping it over themselves, wearing it as a shirt, or modifying it into a dress. This directly ignores section 8 of the Flag Code, entitled "Respect for the Flag."

It states that "The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery" and "No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform."

But what is "the flag"?

The same code defines it as anything "by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag of the United States of America."

So Captain America, and everyone who enjoys the U.S. flag design on clothing is safe to show it off—until the average person starts saluting shirts!

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Do you know how deep 20,000 leagues actually is? You'd be surprised!


One of the biggest literary misconceptions—and way to tell if someone isn't a nautical enthusiast—is believing the book "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" actually took place 20,000 leagues down under the surface of the ocean.

In reality, that's a little too deep.

It may be science fiction, especially when it was written by Jules Verne back in 1870, but traveling 20,000 metric leagues down would actually make you more of an astronaut than a deep sea explorer.

Traveling that distance straight down would put you all the way through the Earth and out the other side, a fifth of the way to the Moon's orbit.

The 20,000 leagues referred to in the title actually means the distance traveled while under water, thought the sentence structure is enough to make anyone confused, especially if you don't know the metric system.

Even if they didn't reach impossible depths, that is still a very long way to go in a submarine. Good thing it was fiction!

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A woman sued Cap'n Crunch claiming she thought their "crunchberries" were real fruit. The judges response is priceless


People will try to sue over anything they can. After all, it’s easy money, right?

Just ask the lady who successfully sued McDonalds when she was burnt by their coffee.

In some cases this might work, but often these lawsuits don’t go anywhere.

Perhaps the shortest lived case was brought to court by Janine Sugawara of California in 2009.

She claimed that she had purchased the cereal Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries because she believed "crunchberries" indicated she was eating real fruit.

Sugawara alleged that after four years of purchasing the product she had only recently discovered that said "berries" were in fact simply brightly colored cereal balls.

Judge Morrison England, Jr.’s response to this was pretty on point.

He said “In this case...it is simply impossible for Plaintiff to file an amended complaint stating a claim based upon these facts. The survival of the instant claim would require this Court to ignore all concepts of personal responsibility and common sense. The Court has no intention of allowing that to happen.”

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Want to feel old? Check out these movies that are now over 30 years old!


Time flies, and things always seem to feel like they happened just yesterday.

For example, many movies from the 80’s are now considered “classics,” but if you ask someone who saw them in theaters, they would probably say that it doesn’t seem even close to that long ago that they came out.

Ghostbusters and Gremlins both came out on the same day: June 8th, 1984. That’s now over 30 years ago!

Two weeks later another classic hit theaters: The Karate Kid.

Those aren’t the only movies you’d recognize from that time.

1984 saw the release of Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Footloose, Sixteen Candles, The Terminator, and Revenge of the Nerds.

Fans of quirky, cult films won’t be left out here, either. This is Spinal Tap saw its debut this year as well.

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