Monday, February 4, 2008

Sherlock is Real, Not Churchill

And who should know better than the British about their own
people -- er, legends? Well, apparently not they, themselves.
Here are a few of the results from a UKTV poll.

What percent of the British public think that these made-up characters are real?

  • 65% King Arthur

  • 58% Sherlock Holmes

  • 51% Robin Hood

  • 47% Eleanor Rigby

What percent of the British public think that these real people are fictional?

  • 47% Richard the Lionheart

  • 23% Winston Churchill

  • 23% Florence Nightingale


  1. You beat me to it.
    This dovetails nicely with "no teaching patriotism" post from the other day.


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