You don’t have to be a genius to make a lot of money. A study a while back found the average millionaire who went to college only had a GPA of 2.9. That’s a B-student. Some of them had GPA’s that were a lot lower than that. So being rich isn’t always a sign you’re smarter than average. But here are four weird things that HAVE been linked to a high I.Q. . . .
- You’re a cat person. A study in 2014 found cat people tend to score higher on intelligence tests than dog people. But dog people score higher in friendliness.
- You’ve done DRUGS. Obviously they don’t MAKE you smart. But a study in 2012 found kids with high I.Q.’s are more likely to try recreational drugs later in life. And they also drink more.
- You’re tall. A 2008 study found tall kids tend to score higher on tests than shorter kids do. Obviously that doesn’t mean all short people are morons. You just might be slightly more likely to have a really high I.Q. if you’re tall.
- You’re funny. A study in 2011 had people take tests to measure their reasoning skills. Then they had to write captions for “New Yorker” cartoons. Granted, “New Yorker” cartoons require a specific type of humor. But the smartest people in the study also wrote the funniest captions.
The annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest went down on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in northern California. And this year’s champ may not be the ugliest winner ever . . . but she IS the largest.
The winner is a three-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha. She’s 125 pounds and her signature feature is her ENORMOUS, drooping jowls.
Her owner gets $1,500 and a trophy.
(And here’s a link to check out all of this year’s contestants.)
When it was freezing outside, you begged for the summer to hurry up and come. And now that you’re melting . . . a little snow doesn’t sound so bad, right?
A new survey asked people if different activities are better in the summer or the winter. Here are the results . . .
- Getting drunk . . . 86% say it’s better in the summer, 14% say it’s better in winter.
- Driving . . . 83% say summer, 18% say winter.
- Vacations . . . 73% summer, 27% winter.
- Spending time outdoors . . . 65% summer, 35% winter.
- Showers . . . 59% summer, 41% winter.
- Exercising . . . 45% summer, 55% winter.
- Eating . . . 44% summer, 56% winter.
- Reading . . . 33% summer, 67% winter.
- Coffee . . . 31% summer, 69% winter.
- Sex . . . 24% summer, 76% winter.
There’s a fine line between being MacGyver and being a damn fool.
Apparently, there’s a new trend where people who don’t have tanning oil improvise . . . by putting COCA-COLA all over their bodies before they go out in the sun.
And they say the caramel color in the Coke helps bronze them up good and quick.
Unfortunately, it’s a terrible idea.
Coke contains a lot of chemicals, but none of them provide any SPF protection . . . so you’re really just accelerating the chance of BURNING your skin and potentially even developing skin cancer down the line.
In a way, THE CHAINSMOKERS are like the NICKELBACK of today, because they have more than their fair share of haters . . . not that they don’t deserve it.
So “People” magazine asked CHAD KROEGER and RYAN PEAKE from Nickelback if they had any advice for The Chainsmokers on dealing with it.
Chad said, quote, “Don’t Google yourself. I never look at press. I never look at comments on anything . . . what for? If you’re looking for the negativity, it’s easy to find.”
He also took a shot at critics for being “mean and ruthless” and, quote, “try[ing] to convince the entire world not to like your band.”
Ryan advised them to focus on the fans that ARE showing up to their shows . . . quote, “Just play for fans . . . if you pay attention to people who don’t like your band, it’s not really why you’re there.”
The Chainsmokers saw the advice, and Tweeted, quote, “Lol, yeah, you don’t give [an eff] about them . . . love the people that support you and keep proving everyone wrong.”
Here’s an early Father’s Day ego boost. Apparently that doughy physique you’ve been sporting is actually sexier than you think . . .
According to a new survey, 69% of women think a “dad bod” is sexy . . . and 63% prefer a dad bod over a guy who’s in crazy good shape.
The study defined “dad bod” as, quote, “relatively fit, but neither lean nor muscular.” So not TOO chubby, but also not ripped or even toned at all.
Here are four more stats from the survey . . .
- 78% of women think a dad bod is a sign that a guy’s comfortable in his own skin.
- 47% of women agreed the “dad bod” is the new six-pack. So a little extra padding is in style right now.
- 80% of women said they’d be proud to be married to a guy with a dad bod.
- 92% of married men with a dad bod said they’re HAPPY with their marriage. 86% are happy with their life in general. And 61% said they’re proud of their body.