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Wake N’ Blog: In Poorly Educated Russia, Sun Orbits You!

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• At least that’s how the Russians see it, as indicated by the results of a recent survey which found that 32% of Russians polled believe the Earth is the center of the solar system. On the other hand, Americans fared much better concerning their rudimentary knowledge of basic astronomical facts, as 72% of those polled in a 2008 poll were aware that the Earth orbits the sun. USA! USA! USA! Nevertheless, that still means 28% of Americans are total morons. Huh. I would have guessed it would have been a much higher percentage. Have you been out in public lately? [msnbc]

• Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards is going to take up boxing if there is an NFL lockout. [The Daily Norseman]

• David Beckham is a Good Samaritan. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Here’s an interesting touchdown dance. [With Leather]

• Mario Lemieux did not hold back when discussing the fallout of the punchy game between the Islanders and Penguins. [Puck Daddy]

• Glen “Big Baby” Davis does not have what we commonly refer to as “mad hops.” [Bob’s Blitz]

• Forget about psychic octopi, how about a soothsaying possum? [Off the Bench]

• Was Wally Szczerbiak the inspiration for the Geico Caveman? [The Sports Hernia Blog]

• Mark Sanchez on MTV’s Skins? [TAUNTR]

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