A new European league of IQ scores has ranked the British in eighth place, well above the French, who are 19th. According to Richard Lynn of the University of Ulster, Britons have an average IQ of 100. The French scored 94.
Top of the table were the Germans, with an IQ of 107. The Brits were also beaten by the Dutch, Poles, Swedes, Italians, Austrians and Swiss
Professor Lynn, who caused controversy last year by claiming that men were more intelligent than women by about five IQ points on average, said that populations in the colder, more challenging environments of northern Europe had developed larger brains than those in warmer climates in the south.
The average brain size in northern and central Europe is 1320cc and in southeast Europe it is 1312cc.
Well, that explains the student riots in France. Mark my words, these results will go straight to the block-heads of the Germans. I should know - my old man is one. Curiously, the warm Mediterrean region is arguably the birthplace of European civilisation. How did they accomplish such a feat? And meanwhile, what were they doing in Scandinavia, I wonder?
I bet the Brits are shouting "lies, damn lies and statistics" for finishing 8th place. Don't be too hard on yourselves, lads. We all know all the bright Brits migrated to Oz years ago;) Some of the craftier ones even stole the odd loaf of bread to hitch a free ride over.
*OK, the truth is I hate anagrams! Who cares if you can make 'echinda' from 'chained' or 'claimed' from 'medical'?