Steve Sailer ponders Slumdog Millionaire and the Indian quiz show mania:
But if Indians love historical trivia so much, how come they didn’t write any down when it was happening to them? The Chinese, in contrast, kept records on everything. We know that the Crab Nebula was a supernova that became visible on Earth on July 4, 1054 because Chinese bureaucrats wrote down the exact date they first saw it. One reason Indians ask each other questions about Western historical trivia is because Indian history is so vague. Nobody bothered to write down what had just happened, so Indian history is hard to use as trivia questions, which need precise answers.
Also: Canadians and Mexicans pretty much exactly the same!