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Do Americans Know More About Super Heroes than American Presidents?

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With Marvel movies continually playing in theaters and an election dominating the country’s attention, Jimmy Kimmel wanted to test people on the street about their knowledge of Avengers and U.S. presidents.

The resulting video from Jimmy Kimmel Live is, unsurprisingly, comically disheartening. Somehow Kimmel can make superhero fans and people with general familiarity of government (or both!) groan at the same time.

In fact, it seems people have better luck with the Avengers — though in everyone’s defense, maybe being ambushed with a camera on the street isn’t ideal for listing presidents. Watch the clip above and see how you fare in comparison.


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