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9 Mind-Blowing Statistics That Will Make You Feel Smart

Cue: jaw drop, times infinity. Apparently loads of people are a little out of touch.

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1. ___% of people believe "Wi-Fi" is pronounced “wiffy.”

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Strong connection. Pungent, even. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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Strong connection. Pungent, even.

2. ___% of people believe "HTML" is a sexually transmitted disease.

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"We have some bad news: your HTML has advanced to XML. White space will now be preserved on your page." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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"We have some bad news: your HTML has advanced to XML. White space will now be preserved on your page."

3. ___% of people believe "USB" is an acronym for a European country.

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During your stay, be sure to take a scenic USB drive. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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During your stay, be sure to take a scenic USB drive.

4. ___% of people believe social media tags that use the “#” sign are called hash browns.

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The Instagrams you love, now with more delicious starches. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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The Instagrams you love, now with more delicious starches.

5. ___% of people believe "software" is another name for comfortable clothing.

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Guess this means skinny jeans are hardware and athletic clothes are firmware. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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Guess this means skinny jeans are hardware and athletic clothes are firmware.

6. ___% of people believe a "Blu-ray" is a marine animal.

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They are usually found in the Great Barrier Sheaf. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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They are usually found in the Great Barrier Sheaf.

7. ___% of people believe "MP3" is a robot from Star Wars.

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"MP3! You know better than to trust a strange computer!" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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"MP3! You know better than to trust a strange computer!"

8. ___% of people believe a "gigabyte" is an insect found in South America.

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They live in colonies of hundreds and thousands called Hard Disc Hives. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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They live in colonies of hundreds and thousands called Hard Disc Hives.

9. And ___% of people believe “meme” is pronounced “me-me.”

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Next they'll say "GIF" is pronounced "JIFF." Wait— don't answer that. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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Next they'll say "GIF" is pronounced "JIFF." Wait— don't answer that.

The above statistics, while gathered from actual survey research, are not necessarily representative of the entire U.S. population — but 18+ humans somewhere actually believe these things. (Srsly.)

Did you know only 9% of teenagers are still smoking?

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Let’s get that number down to zero — because this generation understands reason, unlike whoever is getting HTML checkups at the doctor.