It is a common late-night sketch show tactic: Descend upon an unsuspecting American city street and proceed to ask questions of random passers-by. Inevitably, the footage is comedy gold as many questions fail to find their correct answer, often to hilarious result.

Of course, this snapshot into the average American intelligence level is telling; we, as a general rule, are not the brightest. As this video points out, even students at prestigious universities and well-known politicians are woefully ignorant on many issues.

Mike Huckabee, fresh-faced as an Arkansas senator joins the fun to congratulate Canada on preserving its national igloo!

With hilarious proof like this, it’s no wonder than our ignorant populace is often swayed by the anti-intellectual arguments from the GOP.

Watch, laugh, and reflect.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at