There is so little time to do anything frivolous these days. One thing I miss is listening to NPR. When I visit my relatives in North Carolina, I stay with Annabelle’s parents, two college professors to whom I am related on my mother’s
side. They have two big-screen TVs but those are disconnected most of the time and the elaborate gauntlet one has to traverse to get a decent program on is above my pay grade. So I listen to WUNC and sometimes tune in to it here in LA via Pandora. One of the interesting programs I heard was about this topic, which arrived in e-mail form yesterday.
Among many shocking facts is the one that only 1 in 4 Americans knows that the earth circles the sun, not the reverse. Yes, that’s right, in the richest, supposedly most exceptional country on earth, 25% of the people are…