God Save the Brit

RT Shorts: God Save the Brit

Burnie quizzes Ben, our resident Englishman, on American history.

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  • GreenDaynish

    1 year ago

    I don't know how you can keep a straight face Burnie lol


  • skinnydink FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The_Rageaholic

    2 years ago

    I love when idiots like tessat8080 call it fake when it has been repeatedly stated that it isn't.

  • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

    2 years ago

    I've actually just listened to the podcast with Ben, recorded after this was filmed, and he says he genuinely had no idea about some of this stuff.
    If that's true, it's not representative of British schooling. smiley6.gif

  • Max_Nibler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    smiley0.gif I'm sorry but that was totally fake there's no way he missed that stuff about world war two

    • whydoyouwantmyname

      1 year ago

      ben is just an idiot i mean kisten to gavin imagine 29 fewer iq points or so that's ben

  • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

    2 years ago

    You guys do know this is fake, right?

  • jakadoo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jake Gus

    2 years ago

    most of that stuff was easy for an american middle schooler, however if asked some of those questions about the UK, I wouldn't stand much of a chance

  • NolanCrispus

    2 years ago

    Lol

  • RosesViolets

    2 years ago

    I like how he even got some wrong that had to do with his country

  • kevhazard

    2 years ago

    burnie stop talking to posh brits! They don't know there arse from there elbow. maybe next time talk to someone above the south :-)

  • perkysine

    2 years ago

    WAIT A MINITE JUST FINISHED THE VIDEO "WE LOST WW1'' PLZ DONT EVER SAY THAT WHATEVER U DO

  • perkysine

    2 years ago

    Sorry but that was... well ... just stupid I am British and I can answer around 90% of that questionnaire easy especially on ww2, Perl harbour and Vietnam

  • elkor101

    2 years ago

    I just want to note that most of that would not be tough outside the US apart from maybe that there were Indians and the things to do with WW1 and 2

  • elkor101

    2 years ago

    I just want to note that non of that would be tough outside the US apart from maybe that there were Indians and the Japanese attacked Perlharber

  • Dissent

    2 years ago

    Much thanks to listening to old RT Podcasts for bringing me here, and mountains of kudos to Burnie for somehow remaining straight-faced and serious throughout the entire thing.

    Damn dude. Damn.

  • soapymerry

    2 years ago

    Oh my goes that was just too painful...laughed too hard at the end

  • Airforce5276

    3 years ago

    love how at the end burnie was about to lose it

  • kp2025

    3 years ago

    They should make another one of these where Gavin quizzes Michael on European history.

  • dagamer

    3 years ago

    Either fake or extremely retarded to the point of no going back.

  • JonathanHers

    3 years ago

    God that was painful

  • pole829 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    the trolls have migrated from youtube

  • bkm1999

    3 years ago

    LOL FAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLL

  • Insert1coin

    3 years ago

    Beating Germany is a tough job i guess in world war 1 i guess the USA they ran out of troops to hold back a french offensive.

  • HarrisonFoun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    I love how Burnie corrects Ben's pronunciation of H in George H.W. Bush's name. Too funny!

  • ESCtheCTRL FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Podcast 121, Ben talks about how he doesn't think history is relevant to him so he doesn't know it. (In reference to the video)

  • Fraggletimes

    3 years ago

    00 Well we can't really go off of that because we did't learn much about their history either

  • DennisJeroen

    3 years ago

    This can't be real haha.

  • lancer820 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    this is too obviously faked

  • rowan_ms

    4 years ago

    I am guessing he is joking? I know all these answers and I only know up to GCSE level.

  • HollowVex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sidekick

    4 years ago

    now we need to trivia Gavin on British history...

  • MarshFriend

    4 years ago

    watching burnie try and not crack up at the end of the video is the best part

  • Dantheman11

    4 years ago

    I'm 13 and British and I would of down better, on a few things

  • ElJebusKrisp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kool Kidâ„¢

    4 years ago

    I think the lad was just a bit of a dummy with history in general. There are a lot of people in America, Australia, Germany, Spain, etc. who are just like that.

    Personally, I knew the answers to most of these because I love history and I really pay attention to that sort of thing. That may just not be his cup of tea.

  • rhinofever FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold rhinofever

    4 years ago

    i got to say after watching this again that this video really isn't fair because there isn't much i could answer about UK history. Now, when Burnie begins to talk about WWII and stuff that had to do with his country too. That's when he begins to look like an absolute idiot.

  • JiveDino

    4 years ago

    Ben is Hilarious!

  • azbass9

    4 years ago

    SLAP HIM

  • deadlydude

    4 years ago

    Really? He didn't know when WWII was?? I hope this was staged...

  • AnnaBridges

    4 years ago

    You can't really say you're testing the British school system, American history isn't in our curriculum. We have SO much of our own history we can barely get through all that! ...Really you're testing one Englishman who's hopefully taking the piss about some of his level of ignorance!

  • eemelib

    4 years ago

    Also, Venom0126...

    15. German aircraft bombed the naval base in pearl harbor, Hawaii. Really? It was the Japanese you idiot..

  • eemelib

    4 years ago

    This really isn't that funny when you don't know if he is completely wrong about the US history or not because you don't know it yourself:D

  • ArkAngelX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 years ago

    To his credit he can BS like a champ

  • Kgrove161718

    4 years ago

    Ben can't be serious because if he is, I'm freaking 14 and know more. Granted he isn't originally for America, but come on! WW II in 1850??? No.

  • HollowVex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sidekick

    4 years ago

    so is this real or not because i have seen it under shorts and RT life so i am serious confused...

  • haloguy77

    4 years ago

    I honestly hope this was scripted

  • More_ria

    4 years ago

    put Barbara in the hot seat. Lets see if she can represent Canada

  • dlorta15 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 years ago

    "I know them because they..they gamble." wow........

  • JoeZed

    4 years ago


    why are people getting mad over a brit not knowing a foreign country's history? We don't get taught American history (I didn't)

  • Simmons6317

    4 years ago

    What does he think the 51st and 52nd states are? Hawaii and Alaska?

  • UnscathedGrunt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 years ago

    I managed to personally ask about this video at a convention and Ben was put on the spot for this. I was fine with letting him get away with the early american history stuff, but all the world war 2 and onwards question even I knew, and I'm from Australia.

  • Xerun

    4 years ago

    Of course this was faked, even if he is British, Britain was still involved with WWI and WWII, he would have learned this shit, especially the American Revolution, or maybe not, maybe you Brits like to pretend that never happened.

  • dalentino117

    4 years ago

    Benjamin King is an idiot and I can guarantee British education is A TON better than this nob portrays