Poll #14: Which is the most ridiculous fact?

Neil Young has never won a Grammy.
1% (1 vote)
Johnny Depp has never won an Oscar.
4% (4 votes)
In the year 2009, Canada still has some foreign woman (The Queen of England) as its head of state.
2% (2 votes)
Clinton was almost impeached for getting a blow job, while Bush got away with an illegal war, lying to the country, torture...
26% (28 votes)
America currently spends as much on its military as every other country on the planet combined.
8% (9 votes)
A sheriff in South Carolina now has an actual tank, with a belt-fed .50-cal machine gun, to use against the local citizenry.
6% (6 votes)
America, a country that once fought for its own freedom, now labels almost all those fighting to be free as "terrorists".
4% (4 votes)
Mahatma Gandhi, though nominated five times, never won the Nobel Peace Prize.
4% (4 votes)
Neither Thomas Edison nor Nikola Tesla ever won a Nobel Prize for Physics (or anything else).
2% (2 votes)
Portuguese neurologist Antonio Egas Moniz received the Nobel for Medicine in 1949 for developing the prefrontal lobotomy.
2% (2 votes)
Milton Friedman, the genius behind America's economic demise (trickle down theory, deregulation) won the Nobel for Economics.
3% (3 votes)
In AIDS-ravaged sub-Saharan Africa the Pope actually tells people to NEVER use condoms under any circumstance.
23% (25 votes)
India & China, countries with hundreds of millions living in abject poverty, are spending billions of dollars on space programs.
2% (2 votes)
In their entire brilliant careers both Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep have only won one Best Actor/Actress Oscar each.
1% (1 vote)
Celine Dion has reputedly sold over 200 million albums worldwide.
15% (16 votes)
Total votes: 109

Another hard vote Mike!

... but I chose the one about the pope telling people in AIDS ravaged Africa to NEVER wear a condom. RIDICULOUS. I almost voted for the Milton Friedman one, for the Neil Young one, and of course the one about American military spending. ALL Ridiculous facts. Liz

I never cease to be impressed by the Catholic Church

I never cease to be impressed by the Catholic Church's inspirational ability to adapt to the circumstances of the modern age and embrace whatever common sense solution will enable more of their followers to survive to pass on the benevolant and inclusive themes of their faith. River

Black Hole

I love this poll! "In AIDS-ravaged sub-Saharan Africa the Pope actually tells people to NEVER use condoms under any circumstance." That's my vote, due to the sheer vacuum of the black hole that is a counter-argument for why this is a good thing for him to say. Hip

Liz Rules OK

Don't get yer knickers in a knot... in a few years, the universe will be as God intended, and a man will become our Head of State, for at least the next two generations (a white man, too - not like those foreign-born female former CBC broadcasters who keep sneaking in as HRH's representative). Billy says Relax

gotta be friedman

Nice job Mike, pretty good list, lots of ridiculous stuff for sure but considering the scale of our current economic situation Friedman should take the cake. I mean who could possibly think that handing billions of dollars over to private interests to do with as they wish would be good for any country? His theories are ridiculous, plucked out of thin air. No ordinary sane person would think of them as a good idea, but I guess Bush, Harper and Pinochet cant be classified as sane. Even if licking private powers ass will get you elected, eventually the state treasury will be broke and the people will be pissed right off. At least I hope they will be pissed off. Friedman may be dead, but he`s still a world class nutbar for sure. Derek

De Niro and Streep

For those of you thinking "Hey, wait a minute, Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep have both actually won two Academy Awards so far", you're right. But they've only won one Best Actor/Actress award each, both of them having also won a Best Supporting Actor/Actress trophy.



In fact, Clinton WAS impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. But he was not convicted by the Senate, and so kept his job.