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Why Are People Shocked That A Pretty, Blonde, 16-Year-Old Girl Is A Genius?

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There’s a plot for a romantic comedy in here somewhere: a 16-year-old British girl named Lauren Marbe has scored 161 on a MENSA test, ranking her intelligence higher than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein. But people are shocked – shocked! – at Lauren Marbe’s genius intelligence because she’s a blonde girl from Essex (which is apparently the Seaside Heights of Britain) who loves fake tanning, getting manis, and reality TV. Keep reading »

Baby Genius Needs To Poop On “The Today Show”

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This segment proves that three-year-old geniuses are just like other toddlers in the sense that when they have to poop when they have to poop. Even a Mensa-level IQ can’t help this toddler predict when her bowels are going to go haywire on a live “Today Show” segment. Too many doughnuts in the green room. I hate when that happens. Everyone seems more concerned with Emmy’s interest in insects than her dire potty emergency and request to “take it out.” I really hope this moment doesn’t become the metaphor for the rest of her life. [Videogum]

4-Year-Old Girl Genius Inducted Into Mensa

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Heidi Hankins has always been a smartypants: by age two she could read and count to 40, by age three she could add and subtract, and now, at age 4, she has been inducted into Mensa with an IQ of 159. To put that number into perspective, the average adult has an IQ of 100; Stephen Hawking has an IQ of 160. Heidi’s parents, a public health lecturer and an artist from Winchester, England, suspected she was bright but were shocked when they heard the results. And according to her father, Heidi’s already mastered the art of sarcasm as well: “The other day I gave her mash and fishfingers for dinner — something quite boring — and her response was ‘that’s impressive,’ so she has a sense of humor, too.” Damn, between the 86-year-old gymnasts and the 4-year-old geniuses, I’m feeling like quite the underachiever these days. [BBC News]

Poll: How Soon Can You End A Bad Date?

Dating is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Sometimes, your date may make Forrest Gump seem like a Mensa member. Falling in love takes time, but chemistry is instantaneous. This week, Kate Hudson admitted she ditched out on one first date with a banker before they’d even ordered dinner. Keep reading »

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