1 in 10 people think HTML is a Sexually Transmitted Disease
The webpage you are reading was created using HTML, the standard markup language used to create web pages.
However, 11% of people surveyed believe HTML was a sexually transmitted disease. The study was conducted by Vouchercloud.net, a coupon website, as a way to determine how knowledgeable users are when it comes to tech terms.
Besides HTML, 27% identified "gigabyte" as an insect commonly found in South America, 23% thought an "MP3" was a "Star Wars" robot, and 18% identified "Blu-ray" as a marine animal. (Source)
1 in 4 Americans think God helps decide the outcome of football gamesDoes God, the creator of the Universe, tally up the number and intensity of prayers to decide the outcome of football games? Up to 27% Americans believe that God actually plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event.
The survey, conducted on January of 2013 by the Public Religion Research Institute, consisted of random telephone interviews with 1,033 subjects. More than half of those surveyed also believe that God rewards athletes who have faith in Him. Perhaps we should ban prayer before games if it's a performance enhancer. (Source)
51% of people think stormy weather 'affects' Cloud Computing
Are you keeping your files "up there in the cloud"? If so, stormy weather might affect them, or at least that's what 51% of surveyed Americans believe.
"Cloud computing" is a term to describe a network of servers (computers) that work together to allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources. However, the 2012 survey conducted by Wakefield Research among over 1,000 American adults found that most of them remain "foggy" about what the cloud really is and how it works. Another 95% don't think they'll ever use cloud computing, even though they're already doing a lot in the cloud without checking the weather report. (Source )
1 in 4 Americans thinks the Sun goes around the Earth
Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth? It sounds like an elementary school science test question, but a 2012 survey of 2,200 people in the United States found about 26% people answered incorrectly.
In the same survey, just over half understood that antibiotics are not effective against viruses. As alarming as some of those deficits in science acumen might appear, Americans actually fared better on several of the questions than similar but older surveys of their Chinese and European counterparts. (Source)
1 in 5 Brits would have Sex with a Robot
Forget about Terminator movies and wars against machines: some people would rather get nasty with them instead. A 2014 survey of over 2,000 people in the UK found that one in five Brits would be willing to have sex with robots.
The survey made by the Middlesex University also found that 46% of participants felt that technology was progressing too quickly, and at least 33% believe robots will one day replace soldiers, cops and teachers. (Source)