What was even more worrying was the follow-up comment on the same thread by one of my astro-buddies, Les:
(From The Sky at Night forum): Its amazing what some half wits phone the police about.One woman phoned 999 to tell the astounded operater that her pot plants were dying after returning from holiday.Ive even heard of someone who phone up in the middle of the night to ask the time.As for astronomical ignorance there was a survey done recently of 1,400 schoolchilderen and it found that a third thought that Winston Churchill was the first man on the Moon,75% couldnt identify the Moon and almost half thought that Mars was a chocolate bar and the planet dident exist. Regards Les.
And to think that Shambolic came to the UK from 'Down Under' to study - presumably because of our reputed education system!
All Men are Born Idle - Some Just Kill Time by Working!
And to think that at present all teachers in Queensland, Australia, are going out on strike next week for higher salaries, and they can't even deliver the product pertaining to thier contracts. Teachers here have more holidays than any in the world.
While New Zealand may be named as the land of the long white cloud, Australia is known as the land of the long week end.
Come ride my rocket just you alone, and travel to Mars or places unknown