Monday, January 17th, 2011

Attractive People Are Also Smarter Than You

Science, tell me I'm not only pretty, but really smart: "AS if they didn't have it easy enough already, good-looking people are also the cleverest, a new study has revealed. The research found handsome men scored 13.6 points above the average IQ score of 100. And beautiful women were 11.4 points above the norm, according to the London School of Economics." Study author Satoshi Kanazawa theorizes that smart, good-looking people like to do sex to each other, resulting in smart, good-looking babies who will grow up wanting to do sex to other smart-good looking grown-up babies, in essence keeping all the smart, good-looking genes in the same pool. Kanazawa cautions, "our contention that beautiful people are more intelligent is purely scientific. It is not a prescription for how to treat or judge others." Which, uh, good luck with that.

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Astigmatism (#1,950)

*Note: results may be skewed by nerdy scientists trying to bed attractive test subjects by giving them the answers to the IQ test.

Louis Fyne (#2,066)

As a person regularly above the norm on standardized testing, I do my part for the biological imperative by shamelessly pursuing attractive test subjects.

Results thus far: Inconclusive.

hockeymom (#143)

Well the good new is, pretty people also earn more money.
Life is fair!

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

What, no Einsteins to be found among those who grew up on a healthy diet of burgers, fries and Cokes?

blily (#1,411)

Yeah, all you have to do to raise someone's IQ several points is give them lots of attention and opportunities. The very kind of opportunity and attention that unusually cute babies, goodlooking kids and hot young adults are more likely than average to get. Not sure the evolutionary explanation here is all that compelling. (Not that they often are).

scroll_lock (#4,122)

We were just discussing this study yesterday at my MENSA Hotties potluck.

saythatscool (#101)

Remember when that 2 year old became a MENSA member a couple of years ago? That's when I knew you could have brains and be sexy.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

On the other hand, there are a lot of bleeding hearts at my MENSES Hotties meetings.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

@STC: Yes, I remember, I was so proud of you! What a smart, big boy you are!

saythatscool (#101)

Your motto at the Menses Hotties Club? "No sex tonight, stop asking, no sex. Period."

scroll_lock (#4,122)

"I have maxi cramps and you have mini goods."

saythatscool (#101)

Cost of a candle-lit dinner for two: $150

Cost for theatre show tickets: $200

Cab fare home: $10

The look on his face when you tell him you're on your period: Priceless.

There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's anal.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

Cost for new sheets to replace crime-scene set: $400

saythatscool (#101)

Ha! That's what I always called it when you have to wash the sheets the next day – "A Tijuana Crime Scene." Sometimes I really miss that donkey show, scrolly.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

Not as much as the donkey misses you.

LondonLee (#922)

This contradicts my own findings after years of extensive research with the opposite sex in Florida.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

So pretty people have an average IQ of 112?

Pete Smith@facebook (#162,535)

What about Stephen Hawking he is one of the greatest scientists of our time.

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