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Friday, June 23, 2006

Half of all people out there

Take all the people out there and rank them from dumbest to guess what the IQ of the middle person it closer to:

a) 97
b) 108
c) 114
d) 119
e) 121
f) 126

Remember, half of all the people out there (driving cars, standing in front of you in the grocery line, getting their teeth cleaned) have IQs less than this number.

Answer is in the first comment below.


  • The answer is a)! Surprised? Actually, the number is 100, and that's because 100 is *defined* as the average IQ. All IQ tests are normed so that people score a bell-curve distribution on them, with 100 as the average.

    So remember, this is not Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average.

    PS, nearly everyone gets this wrong, for some reason. It doesn't reflect badly on you if you do, too!

    By Blogger SarahSheard, at 8:16 PM  

  • Nya, nya, I knew the answer...

    By Blogger Shulamit, at 7:40 PM  

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