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  • which U.S. city has the "highest IQ"?

    The Daily Beast rates metropolitan areas, from Raleigh-Durham to Fresno (will let you guess which of those was first and which was last):

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and- ... -to-worst/

  • #2
    Baltimore at #10.

    On the one hand, we've got a few very solid universities/professional schools. And the park benches proclaim that we're both "America's Greatest City" and "The City That Reads."

    On the other hand, we were given a presentation on dumbing-down medical forms for patients because the mean reading level of a Baltimore (city proper) adult is 5th Grade.

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    • #3
      Raleigh-Durham ? But of course. With people such as bam bam, Dr. Jay and myself it can be no other way. ( but I don't live there ! )

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      • #4
        I miss the days when a list like this would come out and it would be an actual list, not 56 different web pages.

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        • #5
          In the early 1980s, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area claimed to have the highest concentration of PhDs in the country. At the same time, many claimed that Chapel Hill had the highest per capita beer consumption in the country.

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          • #6
            Hay cud sum1 from 1 uv da top 45 citeez hep me finich mah culurin buk? Itz reel hard n stuf.

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            • #7
              Jacksonville #37? A tad high I suspect. We have Pockets of Perspicacity, but, by and large, we're talking Redneck Central. Even I look smart here!

              Apropos of nothing, we can't fill our NFL stadium and ALL home games will be blacked out. It we lose the Jaguars, we will become a city of tumbleweeds and crickets.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DrJay
                In the early 1980s, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area claimed to have the highest concentration of PhDs in the country. At the same time, many claimed that Chapel Hill had the highest per capita beer consumption in the country.
                Anyone who's spent any time around academics would know that high alcohol consumption is not exactly a rare thing ...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DrJay
                  In the early 1980s, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area claimed to have the highest concentration of PhDs in the country.


                  At the same time, many claimed that Chapel Hill had the highest per capita beer consumption in the country.
                  In 1964 I was standing at the bottom of a fraternity house stairwell in Chapel Hill, at about midnight on a Saturday night. All of a sudden someone yelled "Watch It ! " and as I turned my head to the right and slightly backwards, a FULL Beer Keg whizzed by my nose, and through the wall like tissue paper. Two guys had heaved it down the stairs ! Almost the end for me right there .....

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                  • #10
                    yeah, but on the list of causes of death I'd like to have in my funeral notice, that would be very near the top! (the others aren't suitable for a family message board)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gh
                      yeah, but on the list of causes of death I'd like to have in my funeral notice, that would be very near the top! (the others aren't suitable for a family message board)
                      ...of the kind "at the age of 98 to be shot by a jealous husband?"

                      I suppose, this still isn't worse than a PG rating :-).
                      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dukehjsteve
                        Raleigh-Durham ? But of course. With people such as bam bam, Dr. Jay and myself it can be no other way. ( but I don't live there ! )
                        Having grown up around Boston, and coming to Duke in 1969, I will tell you the transformation of this area has been amazing. In 1969, as a New Englander/Northeasterner, I thought North Carolina was truly hicksville. But it really has become a great place to live. Lots to do, enlightened people (even in Chapel Hill), good weather, 3 hrs from beaches, 3 hrs from mountains/lakes, Durham has also become known for its restaurants. And so many people have migrated into the area its not really the south at all, but more just an all-around American city. We even have traffic now - the metropolitan population of the area is about 1.2 million.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Marlow
                          Jacksonville #37? A tad high I suspect. We have Pockets of Perspicacity, but, by and large, we're talking Redneck Central. Even I look smart here!

                          Apropos of nothing, we can't fill our NFL stadium and ALL home games will be blacked out. It we lose the Jaguars, we will become a city of tumbleweeds and crickets.
                          Heard some pro football talkign heads on the radio the other day and they said the franchise is so desparate there is talk they'll burn their No. 1 choice on Tebow and use him as a running back as a "marketing tool" to get butts in the seats. Wow, talk about desparation.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gh
                            Heard some pro football talkign heads on the radio the other day and they said the franchise is so desparate there is talk they'll burn their No. 1 choice on Tebow and use him as a running back as a "marketing tool" to get butts in the seats. Wow, talk about desparation.
                            It would totally work. Be it'd have to be as a tight end - he just doesn't have the speed to be anything but a blocking back (perhaps a power Fullback, for short yardage situations) or a TE.
                            Tebow WILL have some success in the pros before he becomes a coach or missionary.

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                            • #15
                              For the lower end of this thread check out "peopleofwalmart" site.

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