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Inspired by the post about lupus/leprosy, on which of these topics/people/things that some people consider 'common knowledge' would you be able to hold your own in a conversation about?

Poll #1295020 common knowledge? or not?

check all that you could converse about

Machiavelli
1(0.8%)
The Virgin Suicides
4(3.2%)
Ebola
1(0.8%)
Genocide in Darfur
1(0.8%)
the mistakes of President Bush
3(2.4%)
the electoral college
0(0.0%)
derivatives
1(0.8%)
Joan Didion
0(0.0%)
the poetry of William Blake
0(0.0%)
stem cell research
1(0.8%)

check all that you consider to be common knowledge

Machiavelli
0(0.0%)
The Virgin Suicides
1(0.9%)
Ebola
0(0.0%)
Genocide in Darfur
0(0.0%)
the mistakes of President Bush
24(22.4%)
the electoral college
1(0.9%)
derivatives
0(0.0%)
Joan Didion
0(0.0%)
the poetry of William Blake
0(0.0%)
stem cell research
1(0.9%)
Disclaimer:  I do not necessarily think these things are common knowledge, nor do I think that you are stupid if you do not know about them.   These are the examples that the people in the room I'm in gave me when I asked for examples of what they thought was common knowledge in different areas.

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