EVER wondered if you’re more likely to be smarter than your peers? Your height might just mean you are.
A video posted to YouTube by the channel AsapSCIENCE titled Are You Smarter Than Average? put viewers to the test by sharing studies that measure intelligence.
A YouTube video suggests that taller people are more likely to be successfulCredit: Getty
“Do you ever wonder how your brain stacks up to those around you?” the video opens with someone drawing on a whiteboard.
“Well, if you’re standing tall beside them, you might be smarter!”
The video cites a study that suggests that taller workers tend to be more successful than others due to noncognitive abilities or social skills correlated to their height.
AsapSCIENCE references another study that shows a correlation between being the firstborn child and having a higher IQ.
“A study of 250,000 Norwegian military personnel found that being the firstborn had an average IQ 2.3 points higher than younger siblings,”
According to the video, the findings weren’t genetically based “but rather the benefits of full parental attention.”
Most interesting, however, is a study that suggested that teens with a higher IQ were more likely to be a virgin. According to the video, this extends into later years as well.
“By age 19, 80 percent of US males and 75 percent of females have lost their virginity and 87 percent of college undergrads have lost theirs,”
However, compared to ivy league schools, this number is much lower. At Princeton, Harvard and MIT, about 56 percent, 59 percent and 51 percent of undergraduates respectively have had sex.
A study from the National Library of Medicine found that: “Higher intelligence operates as a protective factor against early sexual activity during adolescence, and lower intelligence, to a point, is a risk factor.”
“It is important to remember correlation doesn’t equal causation, but it is interesting to investigate the variables related to intellect,” stated the video near the end.
It has over 4million views and 12,000 comments.
“The correlation ≠ causation is important to remember. a lot of these things are probably caused by another common factor,” wrote one commenter.
“Older siblings are usually pressured by the belief that they will someday be the head of the family or be the one relied upon, so they put in more effort in studies, household chores, etc,” wrote another.
The video also suggests other factors such as virginity and being the oldest sibling could correlate to intelligenceCredit: Getty
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