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Would you give away ten percent of your IQ in exchange for perfect health until you reach the age of 90?

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01/19/13 7:37 am

IQ measures only one type of intelligence.

Recent research has shown that IQ can be increased at any point in one's life including the extra 10 years that one would gain if this scenario were possible.

01/19/13 2:40 am

I think some people would trade IQ for a real blonde

Emma15 high school insomniac
01/18/13 9:42 pm

@Weave77 I eat gluten free and vegetarian

Weave77 Indianapolis
01/18/13 9:30 pm

I was just diagnosed with AS less then a month ago, so I feel your pain (no pun intended). In my near constant research since then, I came across many recommendations by fellow AS sufferers for a low starch diet- have you tried it?

01/17/13 2:00 am

I'm dumb enough as it is... And I don't want to live that long anyways.

01/16/13 9:11 pm

There are easier things to do to improve your health besides losing you r IQ.

01/16/13 4:15 pm

Your IQ is something in your genetics, You can't improve it as well as you can with your health. This question poses something more like "are you lazy." I mean all you have to do is regulate your diet and work out often. Besides those who have genetic diseases in their family.

01/16/13 10:21 am

If they take any more of your IQ away , you will need serious help.

hexin Wisconsin
01/15/13 4:42 pm

YES. Disease sucks. M-maybe I could gain my IQ back too?
But really once you see people suffering and dying from disease, you don't want to put anyone else through that. Everyone suffers when someone they love is sick.

mrcoyote Casa Grande
01/14/13 11:03 pm

Id rather not live past the point where my brain starts to fail me. I wanna stay me if you get what i mean.

canesfan Miami, FL
01/14/13 8:26 pm

the good die young

01/14/13 8:22 pm

hhmmm I could use my IQ to make medical advancements and therefore prolong my life

01/14/13 7:01 pm

I don't use all of my intelligence anyway and my cholesterol sucks. I'll take health please!

susanr Colorado
01/14/13 4:53 pm

There's a lot to be said in favor of good health, but I wouldn't try your line on Stephen Hawking.

susanr Colorado
01/14/13 4:51 pm

Maybe it was "smart" with a classy accent.

01/14/13 1:22 pm

Original or post head injury? My choice pends on that.

stifeler mustang, ok
01/14/13 9:20 am

They say that if you dont have your health you dont have anything. Besides, if you die because of poor health at 65, your IQ won't do you or anyone else any good for the other 25 years.

01/14/13 5:05 am

Your definitely smart considering you spelled smart wrong. ????

01/14/13 4:47 am

Well, that's weird that this reply posted as a new comment.

01/14/13 4:15 am

Yes. Both of my parents and both of my siblings are in the 99th percentile, as well.

01/13/13 10:53 pm

Well I'm a freaking genius already, yeah take 10 and I'll still be wicked smaht.

01/13/13 10:53 pm

I'd give 10 away. Besides I probably don't have a high Iq anyway

01/13/13 10:11 pm

IQ is bogus anyways, so why not?

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
01/13/13 10:02 pm

I've never been tested and never plan to, so I don't know my IQ. But I would gladly give even 30% to be healthy.

elbow82 Veganland
01/13/13 9:28 pm

I've been wondering the same thing! Those tests are ridiculous.

elbow82 Veganland
01/13/13 9:26 pm

There are an awful lot of geniuses using this app! I think I'd probably be a happier person if I had a lower IQ. I think I'd take it if I were guaranteed perfect health for the next sixty years of my life.

Phijit Texas
01/13/13 8:36 pm

Losing a portion of my brain's ability would seem, to me, to defeat being in perfect health. I consider mental health important as well.

01/13/13 8:04 pm

For you people who said that you wouldnt give up 10%. It is probably because you guys are already under the IQ score of 100. And Yes, I did just call you all stupid.

georgie missouri
01/13/13 7:53 pm

Are you sure about that? 10% of 138 is 13.8 points, not 10.

sager Maryland
01/13/13 7:46 pm

I have a higher IQ than Einstein, and yet I don't understand relativity as well as Einstein. E=MC^2 is actually fairly simple but the implications of it are not. Therefore, it is not the IQ which defines a person, but what percent of it they utilize, along with many other attributes like creativity.

sager Maryland
01/13/13 7:39 pm

Yeah! I'm a genius and yet I would never give it up (although I'd still be a genius with the 10% reduction.)

sager Maryland
01/13/13 7:36 pm

Ya mine was tested five years ago so, Rons, I do know what my IQ is; Egg and I are certified geniuses, 10% taken off or not.

sager Maryland
01/13/13 7:31 pm

Well obviously those points count for nothing since you read the question wrong; its 10%, not 10 points. Naw, jk. I didn't mean that. But, seriously, you read the Q wrong.

01/13/13 7:20 pm

I could lose 10pts and still be in the 97th percentile. I'm game.

bigdog3210 Around
01/13/13 7:08 pm

Egg, you are qualified as a genius if your iq is 171.

01/13/13 6:56 pm

IQ isn't all it's cracked up to be, but I was tested six years ago. I'd be interested to see how it's changed. A 10% sacrifice would leave me at 154. I think I'd take that trade.

yesmaam socal
01/13/13 6:54 pm

I'm so smart, I can afford it ????????

austrian Valid Location, Virginia
01/13/13 6:51 pm

My IQ is high and my health is terrible, but I have no way of knowing what the consequences of this trade would be. I wouldn't take the trade.

BluejayV Life is Cinema
01/13/13 6:11 pm

My IQ is 138. I'd still be fairly capable if I lost 10.

EarlyBird Portland
01/13/13 6:05 pm

I know! I'm a little surprised at the comments too.

01/13/13 5:42 pm

I'm not sure. I am more intelligent than most, but that would mean 10% of that intelligence gone would be a more noticeable difference.

bigdog3210 Around
01/13/13 5:20 pm

125+ is considered to be in the 97th percentile. 145+ is in the 99th percentile and 165+ is in the 99.87th percentile. 68 % of people score between 85 and 115.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/13/13 5:16 pm

maybe not, but it means you'll always be taken care of. more true to life.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/13/13 5:15 pm

i don't know exactly what mine is, but I know it's in like the 97th percentile for people my age. I was tested a few years back.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
01/13/13 4:17 pm

I think Einstein had some late blooming frustrations. Sometimes explaining your understandings to others can be harder than your discoveries.

bigdog3210 Around
01/13/13 4:14 pm

Mine is 142... I just got tested a few years ago