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Quarter of Brits think Churchill was a myth; over half think Sherlock Holmes really existed

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LONDON (AFP) - Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real.

The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king Richard the Lionheart was a myth.

And 23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up. The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually exist.

Three percent thought Charles Dickens, one of Britain's most famous writers, is a work of fiction himself.

Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi and Battle of Waterloo victor the Duke of Wellington also appeared in the top 10 of people thought to be myths.

Meanwhile, 58 percent thought Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Holmes actually existed; 33 percent thought the same of W. E. Johns' fictional pilot and adventurer Biggles.

UKTV Gold television surveyed 3,000 people.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080204/od_af...ehistoryoffbeat


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At least I'm not in the 25%.

Me either. And I'm not even British.


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While 3,000 is a fairly decent survey size (as a lot of these polls usually consist of only 100 people or so!) I have to wonder who they surveyed and where.


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Pedro > Sherlock Holmes


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While 3,000 is a fairly decent survey size (as a lot of these polls usually consist of only 100 people or so!) I have to wonder who they surveyed and where.

I think they all lived in Wally-Shire. Or maybe it was Chav-ville....I can't remember.


Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. ####### coated bastards with ####### filling. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bobble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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chav-ville hahahahaha

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El Presidente of VJ

regalame una sonrisita con sabor a viento

tu eres mi vitamina del pecho mi fibra

tu eres todo lo que me equilibra,

un balance, lo que me conplementa

un masajito con sabor a menta,

Deutsch: Du machst das richtig

Wohnen Heute

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It amuses me; seeing US actors and other people wearing the traditional Burberry gear and thinking that they're cool.

"I haz Burr-Berry gear!"


Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. ####### coated bastards with ####### filling. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bobble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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great britain is a myth.

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