TIL that according to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults lack proficiency in literacy, reading below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level.

I did a escape room with wife and sister & brother in law. There was a part where we had to do long division to solve a puzzle and my brother in law gave me shit for not knowing how to do it. So I went home and re-taught myself how to do long division. Took about 15 min to remember it and be able to do it repeatedly without looking up the steps. A week later if you asked me how to do long division I would have to screw around with number but I could figure it out. If you asked me now I probably couldn't do it. Why? Because who the fuck uses long division in real life also I have an engineering degree and have been doing engineering for the past 6 years. I know this is off topic kinda but it ticks me off when people have some pretty useless skill/knowledge(long division is useless in a world were even my fridge has a calculator on it) and then hold it over your head like you'r an idiot.

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