I was born in the 60’s. I remember as a teen telling another teen that my Dad had fought in WW2. His response: “Did your dad die in the war?”.
I think this kind of ignorance is a product of the ages of the respondents (look at their pictures–teens to early twenties) and a general lack of History education/retention in today’s youth.
It’s OK. All anyone has to know is how to work a computer and like,talk like uneducated idiots and like, not actually know anything and be all stupid on networking sites and like, have all the latest electronic crap and like, they will belong, you know?
Now, now, when they finish their education, some of these girls could become great professionals, or even science explorers like Dr. Ballard. And following in his footsteps, they could devote a career in search of that other great historic shipwreck, the Poseidon. (It shouldn’t that hard to find, I understand there are two of them.)