No Genius but Still Great!

Posted: 9th July 2010 by Absurd Stories in People


– An individual with an IQ above 139, as opposed to someone who is simply called one because he has made a lot of money.

Contrary to popular belief, geniuses don’t usually wear glasses. They do, however, frequently tend to be excellent physical specimens, less prone to mental disorders, physical weaknesses and body deformities than the general population.

Among the general population, the odds are 1 in 250 that any child tested will be revealed to be a genius. Recent intelligence measures have tended to categorize the most intelligent as a “first order genius” which occurs in 1 in every 1,000 births.

Estimated IQs of Historical Figures

John Stuart Mill            190

Goethe                         185

Voltaire                        170

Mozart                         150

Thomas Jefferson          145

Napoleon                     140

Leonardo da Vinci        135

George Washington      130

Source: Stanford-Binet Intelligence Quotient; List of highest IQ’s among historical figure: The Book of Lists.

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