Land of the free, home of the well-informed? Meet the people who think America is 2014 years old

  • Some ill-informed souls believe New Year's Eve ushers in the moment when Americans start celebrating the 2,014th birthday of this great nation

By Daily Mail Reporter

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America needs to seriously start worrying about how it educates its young judging by some of the tweets that have been flying around the Twitter-verse in recent days.

For some ill-informed souls it appears Tuesday night will usher in a lot more than just another year and is also the time when Americans will celebrate the 2,014th birthday of this great nation.

Seriously? Well sarcasm isn’t a form of humor that works well over 140 characters so it is hard to distinguish between those that think they’re being super funny and those who clearly didn’t pay much attention in history class.

Revelers stand in Times Square during last year's New Year's Eve celebrations: Some ill-informed souls believe that the United States was formed 2014 years ago, and that New Year's Day is America's birthday

Revelers stand in Times Square during last year's New Year's Eve celebrations: Some ill-informed souls believe that the United States was formed 2014 years ago, and that New Year's Day is America's birthday

Some even more deluded souls have been tweeting that in fact it’s the earth celebrating its 2,014th birthday when the clock strikes 12 on Tuesday night and that great big glittery ball in Times Square drops.

If some of these people are serious with their belief that the United States was formed 2014 years ago, and that New Year's Day is America's birthday, it begs the question that what exactly do they think July 4 is all about?


 

This guy raises a good point...

It's not America celebrating, it's the earth. Doh!

Some people are a bit more confused than others...

For other Twitter users the joke is starting to wear a bit thin...

Confetti will fly over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations, just don't go thinking that means America has turned 2014

Confetti will fly over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations, just don't go thinking that means America has turned 2014

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Twitter users don't strike me as being very smart

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Education is poor even at it's best these days and not just in the US. If you want your child to have a real education, do it yourself and start when they are babies.

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Some Yanks are sooo dumb.

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Yep. We call them "liberals"!

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This is the main reason why they should not be allowed to have a gun all of them as they're way too stupid to understand simple things such as this ! Waiting eagerly for the deluge of red arrows NOW !!!!!!!

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I'm embarrassed for them.

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I have news for you, it is neither the "Land of the Free" nor the "home of the well-informed" .... a quick look at our last two elections will put those two rumors to rest.....

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That's because the election was not shall we say' quite correct'. But please, they took a sampling of twitters and happened to come across these- this is also the country that put men on the moon, so let's not go overboard because we have come across some really 'interesting' comments! There are stupid people everywhere, and we all make blunders! These were picked because they were nonsense. Stop USA bashing please.There are some of the brightest people on earth here, and the same with the UK. You just do not HEAR about THEM!!!

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Modern education. Why teach history, why teach geography? That way we can mold you into the citizens WE want.

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What idiots ! Everyone knows America is approximately 4.5 billion years old. Happy birthday America !

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We don¿t call television the idiot box for nothing. 1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. 42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college. 65% of college freshmen in 2005 said they read little or nothing for pleasure. 70% of Americans haven't visited a bookstore in five (5) years Only 32% of the U.S. population has ever been in a bookstore.

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Why spend money in a bookstore for something you get free at the local library. We seen young people reading and browsing the books every time we go.

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Clearly satire, DM. And a bait for the easily outraged, shocked & offended wing of the fourth estate.... Which, of course, the Mail simply could not resist taking, despite itself.....

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