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2013-02-12 09:46:14 PM
10 votes:
I had a 145 IQ but then I took a whiskey to the brian
2013-02-12 09:36:22 PM
10 votes:
Of COURSE her IQ is higher than Einstein's. Einstein's dead.
2013-02-12 06:52:05 PM
9 votes:
Towie fan scores 161 on IQ test
i105.photobucket.com
2013-02-12 09:48:42 PM
5 votes:
media.moronail.net
2013-02-12 10:09:43 PM
4 votes:

Rufus Lee King: I hope you folks realize that IQ tests are culturally biased. One might even call them racist.


Black people's problems.
2013-02-12 09:48:38 PM
4 votes:
Well, where's my f*cking flying car, b*tch?
2013-02-12 07:26:42 PM
4 votes:
IQ scores become less valid as they get farther from the mean, simply because a lucky guess on one question can have a large effect. Once you are getting scores above about three standard deviations (145) all you can say with certainty is that the person probably has an IQ greater than 145. To give a precise numerical value is meaningless. Of course a highly intelligent person would know that.
2013-02-13 12:29:50 AM
3 votes:
What's wrong with her hand?

i1164.photobucket.com

i1164.photobucket.com

/make a pass at her now
//before she's only British hot
///who plays piano like that?
2013-02-12 10:05:00 PM
3 votes:
"Thrilled Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver"
media.realitatea.ro

I guess this works in reverse?
www.omgsoysauce.com
2013-02-12 09:53:34 PM
3 votes:
I pity the fool, who try to discredit my daughter's IQ...

www.cinefamily.org
2013-02-12 09:39:53 PM
3 votes:
I seriously doubt she has a bigger IQ than former Philadelphia 76er Hersey Hawkins. That dude's IQ was so big and fat, I mean  like orca fat.
2013-02-12 09:37:01 PM
3 votes:
That's nothing.
mikemai.net
I got a 1502 on my SAT's.
m00
2013-02-13 12:17:18 AM
2 votes:

Mutiny32: But really, for example, I have some stupid high IQ and I had to take college algebra over a few times just to get a passing grade.


FizixJunkee: As usual, Pocket Ninja is right on the money.

m00
2013-02-13 12:10:57 AM
2 votes:

chaosweaver: CSB time, now...

I went to the MN state fair a couple years ago with my previous girlfriend, and we found the Mensa booth. Girlfriend was very gung ho about trying to join, and sat down right then and there, trying to figure out the tests they had set up.

Being bored out of my skull for the next fifteen minutes, mostly due to the fact that the only booths nearby were for churches and private colleges, I decided to take a look at them, myself. I grabbed the nearest one and completed it in a matter of seconds. I then reset it and did it in a different way.

The person watching the booth was staring at me by the time I looked up after the 7th time completing the little test. When his brain finally re-engaged, he asked me if I would come in and take the official test. I politely declined, and we moved on.

Before anyone calls me a pretentious ass for this story, I did not decline because I felt I was better than them, or for any other, equally douche-tastic reason. My brain seems to be built for creative problem solving, and general creativity. One of the reasons I write and love to cook. At any given time, I have 7 ideas for short stories in my head. However, when it comes to showing my work, or even describing a recipe, I'm completely at a loss. This of course makes writing and teaching a little difficult at times. That alone makes me feel that I'm not Mensa material.

That, and people would likely expect more from me if I did join, and I'm okay with taking it easy now that I'm out of the Military.

/end CSB


Pocket Ninja clearly has a higher IQ than you.
2013-02-12 10:12:42 PM
2 votes:

Joafu: "Thrilled Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver"


What a black cab might look like:
landanbyfd.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-12 10:06:43 PM
2 votes:
So, just who *is* this Hawkins, anyway?
2013-02-12 09:59:38 PM
2 votes:
IQ tests taken past age 6-7 or so are pretty much useless.  I fully believe that this girl is highly intelligent, but smarter than Einstein and Hawking?  C'mon man. She's cute, though.  Her intelligence when serve her well when she's in the kitchen, as she'll probably be able to make me a sandwich and clean the dishes at the same time.
2013-02-12 09:54:03 PM
2 votes:

FloydA: ArkAngel: Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver

This could be part of the reason. Studies of black cab drivers show them to be unusually intelligent, being required to know the areas they drive extremely well. The test they have to pass averages 12 attempts and almost three years of practice.

[i105.photobucket.com image 300x168]
"Look, I don't care if you're green or blue like a carrot! For me the word color doesn't mean anything. I feel colors... but you'd never understand that!"


i.imgur.com

Wonder how smart his other 4 kids are?
2013-02-12 09:52:35 PM
2 votes:

Feral_and_Preposterous: Well, where's my f*cking flying car, b*tch?




I got your flying car right here
2013-02-12 09:44:34 PM
2 votes:
bigger IQ than Einstein and Hawkins

Say what now?
cdn.theatlantic.com
2013-02-12 09:42:56 PM
2 votes:

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: This one's passable, vaguely better than English cute, but still no Boxxy


pipernet.com.mx
2013-02-12 09:31:57 PM
2 votes:
Shortly after the interview, she was heard making the observation that "asian guys don't actually taste all that different."
2013-02-12 09:25:59 PM
2 votes:
dumbimages.net
2013-02-12 09:14:25 PM
2 votes:
And it makes her officially smarter than brainboxes like Professor Stephen Hawking and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, who both scored a mere 160.

Yeah, that's how it works.
2013-02-12 08:51:25 PM
2 votes:
"everybody before me had got around the 130 mark"

Invalid test.
2013-02-13 01:46:48 PM
1 votes:

Pochas: raatz01: Neither Einstein or Hawking took an IQ test. They didn't believe in their validity.


Also I would point out that the first picture of this girl is a pic of her holding her gigantic IQ test study book.

I was administered an IQ test once.

i105.photobucket.com

Once!
2013-02-13 12:17:26 PM
1 votes:

Aidan: craig328: The point I'm making is: a high IQ is nothing more than a tool. In order to do something with it you have to have the motivation to do so and the discipline and training to make use of it effectively. Edison is credited with saying that invention is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. For those with high IQs, the formula may be not quite as unbalanced as that...but it's still weighted way heavily toward the "sweating" end of the spectrum. Good for this girl and her raw brain talent. Now, go learn to put it to good use.

A whole lot of this. In fact without looking at the rest of this thread, I can guess that many others have made the same point. I remember from previous threads that there are at least a dozen (closer to two dozen) Farkers who scored high on IQ tests or were in advanced education (myself included) who've gone on to do... Not much. A lot of programming/office types as I recall.

I really really really wish schools were oriented toward teaching children, especially higher IQ children, to not only identify what they want to do, but how to achieve it with good, hard work. I think we'd see more tangible results from of our purportedly extra-tasty brains.


I thought Craig328's post was the IQ equivalent of "Gawd, it's hard to be good looking with a huge rack."
2013-02-13 10:53:20 AM
1 votes:

Aidan: I really really really wish schools were oriented toward teaching children, especially higher IQ children, to not only identify what they want to do, but how to achieve it with good, hard work. I think we'd see more tangible results from of our purportedly extra-tasty brains.


Ah, but you see, if you did that then you would be very clearly adjudging some students as being "smarter" or "better" than other students.  This, naturally, is a giant no-no in public education these days...what with the emphasis on self esteem and so on.  It's important that nobody be given the impression that they're not equal with everyone else.  I mean, what would it say to some kids that their best career prospects are in the medical or science fields while some other kids are told they should be baristas whilst they develop their hip hop routine?

Nothing good, I can assure you.
2013-02-13 09:53:39 AM
1 votes:
This article raises a lot of questions. Questions about our preconceptions regarding beauty and intelligence, about nature and nurture, but the question that went through my mind was-

WHAT THE FRAK IS TOWIE!?
2013-02-13 08:30:55 AM
1 votes:

ArkAngel: Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver

This could be part of the reason. Studies of black cab drivers show them to be unusually intelligent, being required to know the areas they drive extremely well. The test they have to pass averages 12 attempts and almost three years of practice.



i48.tinypic.com
2013-02-13 06:17:03 AM
1 votes:
British smart.
2013-02-13 05:46:33 AM
1 votes:
IQ averages are 80-120.  If the average person in Essex had an IQ of 130, I think we would've heard about it already.
2013-02-13 04:30:18 AM
1 votes:

evilsofa: No, no, you guys, it's the cab that's African-AmericanBritish, not the driver.


FTFY.
2013-02-13 12:24:31 AM
1 votes:
Great...she'll be the only girl on the pole muttering about quantum physics.
2013-02-13 12:17:05 AM
1 votes:

FizixJunkee: Fano: Rufus Lee King: thursdaypostal: Is it possible to mention your own IQ without sounding like an absolute tool?

I don't think so, no.
Pocket Ninja:
"Remember, if you want to boast about the enormous size of your IQ in one of these threads, there are certain standards and procedures that you need to follow lest people think you're some sort of insufferable braggart. First of all, you need to begin your IQ statement with some sort of declaimer explaining that you don't really care about your IQ. Something like, "I'm not really sure that it means all that much," or "I've never really placed much stock in this, but," or something like that. You could also go a slightly different path, acknowledging that your IQ is perhaps not quite as high as that of others, but that you were hung over/sick/distracted/bored when you took the test and so almost certainly didn't score as high as you otherwise might. Be careful to not overplay this hand, especially if others have already used something similar.

When you get to the actual number, it's generally best to express it as a range. Like, saying "I scored a 147" would possibly be impressive, except that, like in the Price is Right when some asshat comes in on the initial bid and goes one dollar over your offer and wins as a result, it's too easy to top. So, keeping it somewhat vague (I scored in the 140s-150s range, but the administrator said there were some irregularities that might have meant I actually scored much higher, etc.) works to your advantage. It's also a good idea to hang back in the thread a bit, wait to see if there some general field of scores being posted, and remain within striking distance of that so that you don't sound too out there. For example, if everyone is placing themselves in the 150-160 range, you might come in the upper 160s. Don't blow the field by more than a few points, though; you're likely to find yourself a target.

Self-hobbling is another great technique to make yourself seem more realist ...


I would pay money for a book derived from his posts over the years, in context or not.

Also, I'm still waiting for the legendary thread where he and Spentmiles have a trolloff. That sparkling up and comer could hold his own for what I imagine in my mind the most extraordinary exchange in human history.
2013-02-13 12:12:58 AM
1 votes:
ESSEX GIRLS ARE WELL-GROOMED
2013-02-13 12:05:43 AM
1 votes:
But remember folks...

25.media.tumblr.com
2013-02-12 11:47:50 PM
1 votes:

Rufus Lee King: I hope you folks realize that IQ tests are culturally biased. One might even call them racist.


Well yeah, they tend to be biased against stupid cultures.  What's your point?
2013-02-12 11:33:49 PM
1 votes:
CSB time, now...

I went to the MN state fair a couple years ago with my previous girlfriend, and we found the Mensa booth. Girlfriend was very gung ho about trying to join, and sat down right then and there, trying to figure out the tests they had set up.

Being bored out of my skull for the next fifteen minutes, mostly due to the fact that the only booths nearby were for churches and private colleges, I decided to take a look at them, myself. I grabbed the nearest one and completed it in a matter of seconds. I then reset it and did it in a different way.

The person watching the booth was staring at me by the time I looked up after the 7th time completing the little test. When his brain finally re-engaged, he asked me if I would come in and take the official test. I politely declined, and we moved on.

Before anyone calls me a pretentious ass for this story, I did not decline because I felt I was better than them, or for any other, equally douche-tastic reason. My brain seems to be built for creative problem solving, and general creativity. One of the reasons I write and love to cook. At any given time, I have 7 ideas for short stories in my head. However, when it comes to showing my work, or even describing a recipe, I'm completely at a loss. This of course makes writing and teaching a little difficult at times. That alone makes me feel that I'm not Mensa material.

That, and people would likely expect more from me if I did join, and I'm okay with taking it easy now that I'm out of the Military.

/end CSB
2013-02-12 11:27:39 PM
1 votes:

Just_a_Bear: trappedspirit: Just_a_Bear: All mensa members i've ever met had no clue how to tie their shoelaces.  I hope this lovely young lady is also blessed with a trace of common sense.

Somehow I get the strange feeling you don't spend a lot of time with Mensa members.

True, I have yet to find one worth hanging out with.


Quit confining your searches to 'people currently in my basement dwelling'.  See the padlocks on the door as a puzzle.
2013-02-12 11:25:51 PM
1 votes:
I have a large IQ as well, and people never like it when I tell them that there is much difference between you and me, from you and a retard; so you best listen to me.
2013-02-12 11:05:39 PM
1 votes:

thursdaypostal: Is it possible to mention your own IQ without sounding like an absolute tool?


Yes, but you have to be making this face when you do it:

lygsbtd.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-12 11:03:37 PM
1 votes:
She needs to be informed that my dick is a smart choice

/its legal in england!
//is having a seat over there...
2013-02-12 11:03:09 PM
1 votes:

Rufus Lee King: thursdaypostal: Is it possible to mention your own IQ without sounding like an absolute tool?

I don't think so, no.

Pocket Ninja:
"Remember, if you want to boast about the enormous size of your IQ in one of these threads, there are certain standards and procedures that you need to follow lest people think you're some sort of insufferable braggart. First of all, you need to begin your IQ statement with some sort of declaimer explaining that you don't really care about your IQ. Something like, "I'm not really sure that it means all that much," or "I've never really placed much stock in this, but," or something like that. You could also go a slightly different path, acknowledging that your IQ is perhaps not quite as high as that of others, but that you were hung over/sick/distracted/bored when you took the test and so almost certainly didn't score as high as you otherwise might. Be careful to not overplay this hand, especially if others have already used something similar.

When you get to the actual number, it's generally best to express it as a range. Like, saying "I scored a 147" would possibly be impressive, except that, like in the Price is Right when some asshat comes in on the initial bid and goes one dollar over your offer and wins as a result, it's too easy to top. So, keeping it somewhat vague (I scored in the 140s-150s range, but the administrator said there were some irregularities that might have meant I actually scored much higher, etc.) works to your advantage. It's also a good idea to hang back in the thread a bit, wait to see if there some general field of scores being posted, and remain within striking distance of that so that you don't sound too out there. For example, if everyone is placing themselves in the 150-160 range, you might come in the upper 160s. Don't blow the field by more than a few points, though; you're likely to find yourself a target.

Self-hobbling is another great technique to make yourself seem more realistic when it comes to your high IQ score. By this, I mean claiming some sort of amusing defect that you must live with on a daily basis despite being "gifted" with such an enormous intellect. For example, you might be someone with a 180 IQ who can't, for the life of him, change his car oil. And you might sentimentalize a bit about it, must on how sometimes you think it would be a good thing to be just slightly less perceptive, slightly less intelligent, if only you could get your hands around some of the "common sense," "nitty gritty" know how that the less intellectually endowed sometimes seem to have. It doesn't have to be mechanical skills, of course. Maybe you're forgetful, always misplacing your keys. Maybe you're just  terrible with names. Be creative, that's what you do. "
2013-02-12 10:56:58 PM
1 votes:

InternetSecurityGuard: Hawkins?

[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x295]


Geez, she's got a big pussy.
Geez, she's got a big pussy.
2013-02-12 10:54:31 PM
1 votes:
Hawkins?

farm6.static.flickr.com
2013-02-12 10:12:08 PM
1 votes:

Kaenneth: In my experience, MENSA members, or at least the subset of them that announce it publicly, are usually dicks.

Yeah, I could be a member, but I didn't like how that ones I met talked about 'other people' with disdain.


So by publicly announcing that you could be a member of MENSA you are saying...?
2013-02-12 10:08:57 PM
1 votes:

Krazikarl: People who who in fields with lots of really smart people don't ever think about stupid IQ tests.  Go hang out with a bunch of astrophysicists, or particle physicists, or brain surgeons, or whatever.  You won't hear anybody rambling on about scores that they got on a test that is poorly calibrated for anybody over 140 or so anyway.

I don't care what you scored on a test.  I really don't - it doesn't mean anything.  You can impress me by what you can actually achieve in school, or in work, or in your hobby.  An IQ of 160 is what, 4 standard deviations above the mean?  That means that there are literally 10s of millions of people who have been smarter than Einstein.  But I'll take an Einstein any day over somebody who might score better on a test than him.


QFT.

Guy bragging about an IQ score = Guy who's insecure about his crap dead-end job
2013-02-12 10:05:10 PM
1 votes:
Hawkins?

There's no doubt about it, this girl does have a rather surprising intellect, Jim lad. For a first, why does the article claim that she is ditzy, shiver me timbers 'tis the black spot, and secondly, I be not afraid of thee Blind Pew ... why do they talk this rather strange stilted, underground jargon, belay the mainbrace Squire Trelawney this be my ship now. (he is hit by a dart) Argh! A tranquillizing dart fired by the cowardly Sun health department dogs ... they've done filled me full of chlorpromazine damn!
2013-02-12 09:57:01 PM
1 votes:
She must make really good sammiches.
2013-02-12 09:55:32 PM
1 votes:
Damn, even higher than mine.  Impressive
2013-02-12 09:54:08 PM
1 votes:
Don't forget 16 is legan in the UK.  How long before she shows up on page 3?

I would have a seat over there, but other farkers have filled them all.

Nothing else to do but go to my bunk.
2013-02-12 09:37:08 PM
1 votes:

Flappyhead: Asia Carrera is a member of Mensa, just so we're clear on how meaningful IQ scores are these days.


so a porn star is smarter then you, how does it make you feel?
2013-02-12 09:34:50 PM
1 votes:
she does go out?

nudge nudge
wink wink
2013-02-12 09:33:13 PM
1 votes:

Gyrth: Loves "fake tanning?" Sorry but she's not that smart or as good-looking as the photos suggest.


She likes tanning and lives in England. Fake tanning is her only option.
2013-02-12 09:32:23 PM
1 votes:
People who who in fields with lots of really smart people don't ever think about stupid IQ tests.  Go hang out with a bunch of astrophysicists, or particle physicists, or brain surgeons, or whatever.  You won't hear anybody rambling on about scores that they got on a test that is poorly calibrated for anybody over 140 or so anyway.

I don't care what you scored on a test.  I really don't - it doesn't mean anything.  You can impress me by what you can actually achieve in school, or in work, or in your hobby.  An IQ of 160 is what, 4 standard deviations above the mean?  That means that there are literally 10s of millions of people who have been smarter than Einstein.  But I'll take an Einstein any day over somebody who might score better on a test than him.
2013-02-12 09:31:24 PM
1 votes:

KellyKellyKelly: "Cute" and Sun link?  Seems suspicious...

*click*

...OK, I'll accept it.


Subbies know they have to find *real* Cuties once in a while or eventually even the thickies will catch on.

This one's passable, vaguely better than English cute, but still no Boxxy or Jennifer Love Hewitt.
2013-02-12 09:28:38 PM
1 votes:
Asia Carrera is a member of Mensa, just so we're clear on how meaningful IQ scores are these days.
2013-02-12 09:26:56 PM
1 votes:
Maybe she put a spell on them?
/Get it?
//Hawkins?
///http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kGPhpvqtOc
2013-02-12 09:03:47 PM
1 votes:

ArkAngel: Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver

This could be part of the reason. Studies of black cab drivers show them to be unusually intelligent, being required to know the areas they drive extremely well. The test they have to pass averages 12 attempts and almost three years of practice.


mephisto_kur: "everybody before me had got around the 130 mark"

Invalid test.


Glad to see these two points made.
2013-02-12 09:01:53 PM
1 votes:

ArkAngel: Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver

This could be part of the reason. Studies of black cab drivers show them to be unusually intelligent, being required to know the areas they drive extremely well. The test they have to pass averages 12 attempts and almost three years of practice.


They're very articulate, those black cab drivers.
2013-02-12 07:37:46 PM
1 votes:

ArkAngel: Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver

This could be part of the reason. Studies of black cab drivers show them to be unusually intelligent, being required to know the areas they drive extremely well. The test they have to pass averages 12 attempts and almost three years of practice.


i105.photobucket.com
"Look, I don't care if you're green or blue like a carrot! For me the word color doesn't mean anything. I feel colors... but you'd never understand that!"
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 06:39:23 PM
1 votes:
Girl cheats on IQ test. The Sun is there.
 
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