Can You Name a Book? ANY Book???



FROM THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER, ALMOST 1 IN 4 AMERICANS HAS NOT READ A BOOK IN THE PAST YEAR. THAT ACTUALLY SEEMS HIGH TO ME. I BET IT'S EVEN FEWER THAN THAT. SO TO FIND OUT, THIS AFTERNOON WE SENT A TEAM OUT TO THE STREET TO ASK PEDESTRIANS TO NAME A BOOK. ANY BOOK. COULD BE THE BIBLE. COULD BE "FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY." ALL WE WANTED TO KNOW IS CAN YOU NAME A BOOK? HERE'S HOW THAT WENT. >> CAN YOU NAME A BOOK? >> OH, YES. UH — UH — I DON'T READ, BUT — BUT — WHAT'S IT CALLED? >> CAN YOU NAME A BOOK? >> UH — NO. >> CAN YOU NAME A BOOK? >> UM — UH — I DON'T READ BOOKS. >> A BOOK? "THE LION KING." >> THE MOVIE? >> THE BOOK. >> YOU READ THE BOOK "THE LION KING"? >> YEAH. >> LET ME JUST THINK. UH — HEY, HOLD ON, MAN. HOLD ON, LET ME THINK, HOLD ON. CAN WE CUT THIS AND DO IT AGAIN? >> CAN YOU NAME A BOOK? >> A BOOK? ANY BOOK? UM — "THE JUNGLE BOOK." IT'S NOT A BOOK, IS IT? IT'S A MOVIE. "THE JUNGLE BOOK." SURE. IS IT? BOTH? ARE YOU SURE? NO. >> DOES — DO MAGAZINES COUNT? >> NO, THOSE WOULDN'T BE BOOKS. >> THAT'S CORRECT. >> I CAN NAME "MOBY DICK." THAT'S A ARTIST. HE WROTE A BOOK CALLED "HORSE." >> MOBY DICK WAS THE AUTHOR? >> YES. >> THE BOOK WAS "HORSE"? >> YES. THAT'S WHAT I SAID. >> WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ? >> UM — PROBABLY DR. SEUSS. >> DR. SEUSS. >> DR. SEUSS. >> DR. SEUSS, MAYBE. >> I HAVEN'T READ A BOOK IN LIKE 12 YEARS. >> I'M DRAWING A BLANK. GEEZ. I NEED BOOKS. SORRY. I AM TOTALLY BLANKING OUT ON BOOKS. >> WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? >> I WAS A LIBRARIAN. >> ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK UP A BOOK. WHEN YOU KNOW HOW TO READ, ADVENTURES COME TO YOU. >> Jimmy: THAT'S RIGHT. THANK YOU, SHAQ.

48 thoughts on “Can You Name a Book? ANY Book???

  1. I can't name a book on the spot either. My recollection is not what it used to be. I also can't name more than a couple of YouTube channels, TV shows, or movies on the spot.

  2. omg….I've been reading since a kid, this hurts me, I'm not even the smartest 80's kid, but I didn't have a Nintendo or fancy cable so I read a lot, sometimes the same books over and over but Jesus if they were asking my seven year old self, I could at least say 'Little House on the Prairie.'
    Now I'd probably say, "Don Quixote" or "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe". Is it a West Coast stupid thing, I'd really like him to ask the same question on the East Coast.

  3. Every time I watch this sort of videos I always think that you really tried to find the stupidest people you could.

  4. The american society is so sad (no offense to the scientists and smart people than can name atleast A book) Some americans cant even spell society thats how sad it is

  5. I don't believe it …this type of videos are made to make you feel better knowing that some people are really dump and that you are better knowing at least a title of a book … they could have said bible, quaoran Cinderella and so on..fake fake

  6. these people are like the people at my school. it's a top school yet the sports people mock ppl like me for reading everyday

  7. I think they ask 100 people and they Shaw the 10 who didn't answer right.
    I mean no nation could be this stupid right?

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