By Emmereen - United States - Auburn
Today, I overheard two classmates wondering who Joan of Arc was. They agreed among themselves that she had to be the wife of Noah. We're in college. FML
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It didn't sound like they were, but I suppose I can give them the benefit of the doubt.
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  Tripartita  |  44

Then they'd have an excuse to think Joan of Arc is another term for Joan of 2πr•θ/180. Concluding she's the wife of a man who built an ark because her last name contains "ark"—wait, "arc" is an illogical leap I hope most mathematicians and engineers would be embarrassed to make.

By  ShotaSammy  |  17

Im 20, in college, and have never once been offered the information about who joan of arc was. I have no idea beyond some kind of badass historical lady who did something important. And I don't care enough to go look up the information because i will most likely never need it.

  Weasely  |  11

Also in college and I didn't even know that much. I'm not a history buff and this has never been taught in any of my classes. I could similarly call people idiots for not knowing something I know about animals/biology.

  Tripartita  |  44

DoomedGemini, feel free to do a brief search for Ada Lovelace and Heady Lamarr. The former is considered the world's first programmer, and the latter was a silver screen actress who invented a jam-proof radio guidance system for torpedoes. This system was refined and serves as part of the foundation of the wireless communication chips in the device you're likely reading this on. I swear, it sounds like fiction.

  ncsMcLaren77  |  12

Yup, I knew that. Pretty damn cool that those women set a path for today, not just Joan of Arc. I find it funny that I learned about those women due to a youtuber named GradeAUnderA. Cause I sure as hell didn't know that in high school.

By  ulissey_fml  |  22

Well, she was , and the two of them lived in Marble Arch in London, so that they could be safe from the English rain ( which was the reason why Joan of Arc lit a fire in the first place ).

  klutzyduck1  |  24

I bet you this was the actual connection linking those two. Hilarious man, I wouldn't have thought of it myself, but now you've put it out there, I can imagine the conversation. On the topic, there are almost infinite combination of historical figures to know about. I bet I know some you don't and vice versa. Joan isn't the most well known and the most recent pop culture reference, was at 1999 movie which came out when you guys were 3. College is hard enough without having a judgmental or superior attitude. Relax and enjoy your own hobbies. Mine just happen to be reading, so I do know who she is and many more.