December 27, 2007

Pop Quiz

Just for kicks, today's question is:

What proportion of the world's population would you say celebrates Christmas?

Answer in a couple days.

The answer is... approximately 1/3 of the world's population observes Christmas. (according to the stat given in a show about Christmas technology on the History Channel.)

I was expecting that most guesses would overestimate the number, seeing as when you've been surrounded by it you might tend to do so, as well as the tendency of nationalistic folks to imagine that the world is pretty much like us.

But those who ventured opinions were damn close to correct, and actually underestimated the number, much to my surprise.

9 Comments:

At 12/27/2007 9:47 PM, Anonymous Sue ShedAp; Puhleeze said...

1/8th. (Visions of Buddha dance in my head) Just a wild guess.

 
At 12/28/2007 12:33 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Wild guesses are encouraged.

 
At 12/28/2007 8:32 AM, Blogger Matt said...

if they're encouraged... i'll say... 25%.

 
At 12/28/2007 9:05 AM, Anonymous yinn said...

I'm going to say 20%, then go try to look it up.

 
At 12/28/2007 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you wanting us all to believe that the Christian faith is not the right choice for our salvation?

What exactly is your point????

 
At 12/28/2007 2:44 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 9:24

No, I want you to believe that every time you write in a moronic comment, it makes baby Jesus cry.

 
At 12/31/2007 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dope, why do you keep censoring my comments? All I have said is that this guy makes one comment, in keeping with the post, and you call him (his comment) a moron -

You are wrong and apparently your censoring confirms that you appreciate this fact (and that you are too small a person to admit it and apologize).

 
At 12/31/2007 11:45 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

OK
Since you're too freaking dense to figure it out, the comment in question was absolutely stupid and ridiculous, OK?

It leapt to a ridiculous assumptions and was laughable.

It was NOT a legitimate question, thus my response.

And don't flatter yourself that I'm "censoring" your equally stupid comments. They're just too dumb and off topic to post. It's really that simple.

 
At 12/31/2007 11:46 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

OK
Since you're too freaking dense to figure it out, the comment in question was absolutely stupid and ridiculous, OK?

It leapt to a ridiculous assumptions and was laughable.

It was NOT a legitimate question, thus my response.

And don't flatter yourself that I'm "censoring" your equally stupid comments. They're just too dumb and off topic to post. It's really that simple.

They have less than nothing to do with the subject. If you have a bone to pick and some need to whine and bitch about everything I do or say, take it up with me in person by emailing me at theinsidedope at gmail dot com. Even a genius like you can figure out how to get that done.

 

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