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British Students 'Confused' On Historic Facts

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Queen Elizabeth may seem ancient to school children, but did she really invent the telephone? Ten percent of British students think so, according to a survey of science knowledge. They also believe Sir Isaac Newton discovered fire, and Luke Skywalker was the first person on the moon.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Queen Elizabeth may seem ancient to school children, but did she really invent the telephone? Ten percent of British school children think so, says a survey of science knowledge. Other new ideas: Sir Isaac Newton discovered fire, and Richard Branson or maybe Luke Skywalker was the first person on the moon. Do these children need the force to come in and help them with their homework?

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