How Long Does It Take To Revolve Around The Sun?

A recent survey of scientific literacy in Australia found 30% believe it takes one day for the Earth to go around the sun.

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+64 1. Arcagully commented 12 years ago

They are not dumb, they just didn't think..
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+22 2. woodhatch commented 12 years ago

Oh, how time flies!!!
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+16 3. Platonic commented 12 years ago

ehm... i think 2 weeks ..??
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+29 4. LeonPSP commented 12 years ago

That man should listen to his wife she knows shit "365 1/4 days". That's why we have 29-day-February once every 4 years.
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+8 5. Friendlysoul commented 12 years ago

You cant judge them with a Trick Question, the reported is simply misleading them with the questions.
They are simply confusing the rotation of the earth (i.e. i see the sun then i dont see it, so its one day.)
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+15 6. vitaminm commented 12 years ago

Cleary this is opposite day in australia, as we've swapped the roles of the clueless blonde female with the rest of the population
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+16 7. samxgx commented 12 years ago

there are so many things you would think that everybody knows... but you would be surprised by the huge number of people who really are clueless...
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-1 8. badboy007 commented 12 years ago

why is he wearing a spider man suit?
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+13 9. tree4free commented 12 years ago

#7 You so hit the nail on the head with that
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-5 10. max2000 commented 12 years ago

that's why I'm writing on snotr, Computer archives better than anyone else (including me), what I felt at a given time upon freshly exposed to news: commercial for snotr, proudly made in AU) :D
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-4 11. sirval commented 12 years ago

i bet in america the % will be around 94 O:)
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-5 12. Sizzlik (admin) commented 12 years ago

even it if all sound stupid..but i think i know the picture in their minds...guess the ones who said one year think it needs 24h for the earth to revolve itself one time and 365 days to go around the sun :P 360 is one 5 we got the february thing :P
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+2 13. Dauntless commented 12 years ago

I believe its something like 365.24 days as we miss a leap year every 400 years :D
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+2 14. lockandload commented 12 years ago

i think if they were given more time to think about it they wouldve got it..interesting statistic tho ;)
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+1 15. huldu commented 12 years ago

Now if the earth would take a day to go around the sun, that would be something! Holy cow it would be moving fast.
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-2 16. InfiniteBoredom commented 12 years ago

What? This video is so funny lolz they all got it completely wrong. The sun goes round the earth stoopid. Duh
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-2 17. banzemanga commented 12 years ago

It looks like that a lot of people in Australia think that the Sun revolves around the Earth instead.
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0 18. Fergus_Thedog commented 12 years ago

Come on, it's a tough question for your average Aussie coz the Earth stops when the footy is on.
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+3 19. Thanny commented 12 years ago

Again, you could take cameras to any nation on this planet and find similar results - substantial numbers of people just do not know basic facts about the orb they live on.
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0 20. loscohones commented 12 years ago

yeah......and the world is being carried by a guy named atlas :D
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+3 21. riverside89 commented 12 years ago

70% of Australians know that it takes the Earth a year to circle the sun.
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+1 22. USAnumber1 commented 12 years ago

This was edited to show that only 30% did not know. All of these "do you know" videos are slanted to show whatever view of people the producers want to show.
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+2 23. asdfas commented 12 years ago

#5 How is "How long does it take for the Earth to go around the Sun?" a trick question? :D
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+2 24. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

Stick a microphone and a camera in just about anyone's face and they get brain freeze.
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-1 25. irishgek commented 12 years ago

#4 12 months is correct too ? as you dont mention the leap year and it remains 12 months
But americans still rule
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0 26. Urihep commented 12 years ago

The guy @0:20 is hilarious!