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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Not Smarter Than A 5th Grader

5th Grader Finds Mistake A Smithsonian Science Museum:

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Is fifth-grader Kenton Stufflebeam smarter than the Smithsonian?

On a winter break trip with his family to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, the 11-year-old southwestern Michigan boy noticed that a notation, in bold lettering, mistakenly identified the Precambrian as an era.

No one noticed this error in more than 27 years at the Smithsonian.


Anonymous said...

I guess the public schooling system isn't failing? $5 says he's homeschooled though.

Editor: Shawn Wasson said...

Hmmm... I'm tempted to take that bet... let me search the wires first!