Use This Test To Find Out How Stupid You Are

Use This Test To Find Out How Stupid You Are

I survey the university to find out if everyone here is up to standard IQ.
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I recently started a study on my university's campus...

...where I observed people's behavior in silence and later asked them questions in order to gauge their general level of intelligence. In essence, I challenged each and every person, whether knowingly or unknowingly, to an intellectually titanic game of chess; let me explain how.

Firstly, I sat in one of the commonly-visited areas of campus, the library, in my incognito outfit (trench coat, shades, fedora— everything you need to be inconspicuous.) As people passed by me chillaxing on one of the chairs and playing Starfox 64 on my DS, I took mental note of how many noticed me. This was the first sign of a heightened intellectual sense...

Secondly, after being asked to leave the reading rooms, I waited outside to interview each of the people who had noticeably looked over at me, in my almost unnoticeable position. At this point, I had taken off my shades in order to seem more approachable to the common peasant. This time, I had my trusty notepad out to record what would transpire. As each person came out over the course of several (five) hours, I asked each of them a riddle:

"If Jimmy is 8 and his brother Albert is half his age, how old will Albert be when Jimmy is 80?"

To which the typical answer was a resounding "76," which most people would assume is correct. What these people didn't know, however, is that Albert's age has a direct, multiplicative relation to Jimmy's, meaning that when Jimmy is 80, Albert will be 40, since he ages at half the rate that Jimmy does. The fact that almost none of these people, none of these college students were able to answer this very simple riddle correctly is, to be a quiet Frank, astounding to me. Among these very clearly mentally challenged students, I also found people who tended to major in sociology and unironically listened to Gucci Gang. Shocking, to say the least.

There was one person, however, who did get this riddle correct: it was me, yours truly. Sorry to say but, if you can't measure up to my level of intelligence, then you really shouldn't be in college, and have fun working at McDonald's with your inferior IQs when you inevitably realize your lack of mental capability. To those of you who understood the riddle and answered it correctly: congratulations. I will treat you with respect, but not as an equal, because there can be only one, and honey? You've got a big storm heading your way.

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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.

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1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten


Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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Academics is definitely something important for students, but it seems that creativity is pushed aside too often.

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As students, we are heavily focused on academics. Some of us may also be heavily focused on athletics. Anything that helps or is integrated into our academic careers has a way of controlling how we live our daily life. We go to class, we study and do homework, we attend activities/work, and then we most likely have little time to relax.

One thing that seems to lack in the academic world is creativity. Many students may say "Well, I'm not creative." Why have students subjected themselves to being uncreative individuals? How does someone define "creativity" as the verbatim definition across the world? Creativity can be used widely if we are aware of how it can be done.

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  2. Students can find different ways of changing the issues our communities may face such as homelessness, segregated communities, etc.
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We cannot let academics take over every moment of our lives. It can easily result in a point where we have no motivation to do anything at all because we are in a constant routine that can drain us. We are more than school, although it is still very important. If we shall succeed, we have to embrace the things we love to do and not forget about who we are.

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