Education: What Ever Became of Geniuses?

Downplaying the old IQ numbers racket

Though Actress Judy Holliday specialized in playing dumb blondes, legend has it that she possessed a towering 172 IQ. Spiro Agnew says his is 135, which puts him well into the ranks of the intellectually superior. South Korea's Kim Ung-Yong, a 14-year-old prodigy who was speaking four languages and solving integral calculus problems at age four, is said to tip the mental scales at 210, worth a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. Even Yankee Slugger Reggie Jackson brags as much about his IQ (he claims...

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