Introduction of iodized salt in 1920s increased national IQ average by 3.5 points in a decade and in certain states which had high levels of iodine deficiency previously, saw avg IQ increase as much as 15 points within the first decade.
A 3 year old genius girl was accepted into Mensa. The doctors who tested Alexis said she tested so high, they couldn’t even calculate her IQ score. They say she is smarter than 99.9% of the world. Alexis started reading at two and taught herself Spanish via her parents’ iPad.
In the US, it is legal for employers to set a maximum IQ for a job. The thinking is that people with high IQs pose a greater risk of quitting compared to those with average IQs.
Awarding people money for doing well in IQ tests causes them to score better, a $10 incentive increased testers score by almost 20 IQ points.
Joe Arridy was named the happiest inmate on death row. He had an IQ of 46 and played with a toy train given to him by the prison Warden. Due to his lack of understanding, he smiled on the his way to the gas chamber.
Alfred Binet, creator of the first practical IQ test, believed intelligence could change and be developed. He was against using his test as a standard measure of fixed intelligence.
When asked what his IQ was, Stephen Hawking said “I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers”.
Boys in the top third in terms of IQ are about 50 per cent more likely than the bottom third to have use drugs such as amphetamines and ecstasy when older.
World’s second smartest man has IQ of 192 and has and spent many years as a bar bouncer, stripper and nude model.
Nazi leaders were given an IQ test during their War Crimes trial and were all deemed “intelligent enough to have known better.”