It amazes me too, but you have to be interested in the subject to some extent to care. Start asking where things happened or are happening in the world and the answers get just as ignorant.

I love history, geography, and literature to a lesser extent. But I couldn't tell you the first thing about lots of real world stuff that keeps the world going like circuits and biochemistry. Lots of people who don't know the first thing about Chaucer still help keep the world going better than I ever could.
We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle