superking wrote:I just need to check how culturally aware you are before we get into any sort of discussion.
You miss my point.
I'm just saying I'm astonished that people don't even know basic facts and/or show more interest in night market food or Jeremy Lin.
You miss my point, what you consider basic facts other people don't. This has been discussed ad infinitum.
PLUS: Americans are also famously shocking at world events.
If you aren't an American bumclouds, I apologise. If you are an American bumclouds, I apologise.
People generally don't give a shit about geography or global events and why on earth should they? It's like moaning that people can't do algebra or something.
Join a geography club, or blog on politics or something. Don't badger your hungry sports mad friends to discuss something with you that they don't give a shit about. It doesn't make them ignorant or stupid, it just means they don't care to know about the same things as you. And anyway, 194 million people in Brazil, surely you know the name of their president, or at least their gender...