"Victims Of The Black Death Grew Boobs On Their Necks."
The link here takes you to a piece purporting to be a collection of statements made on the subject of European History by American college freshmen.
I strongly suspect that it is Urban Legend. But I also have a suspicion that the reality might be even worse, and that the author of the piece knew that no-one could possibly make that shit up.
Either way, it may explain why Americans don't seem to understand Europe...or anywhere else beyond The Fifty for that matter. It certainly seems as if a large proportion of the students allegedly quoted made it all the way into Congress.