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February 22, 2006

Some "People" Think That Larger Breast Size Correlates To Lower IQ

In another example of "Studies Whose Results I Pulled Out Of My Ass", some "people" who took a survey believe that larger breast sizes correlates to lower IQ. I wondered how many of the "people" who think that way were men? You can go to whatsmyimage.com, and post a picture of yourself with some vital statistics to go with the picture. People can try to guess information about you based solely on your picture. According the article I linked to, there was a "staggering correlation between female bra size and GPA. On average, voters guessed that "A-cup" students had GPAs that were 0.3 points higher than those of "D-cup" students. "B-cup" and "C-cup" students were voted to have GPAs in the middle of that range, each averaging about 0.2 points higher than the "D-cup" group."

I am between a C-cup and a D-cup, depending on the brand of bra. I ain't stupid. I don't recall my specific grade point average, but it was high. I was also in a gifted and talented program in high school. I alone prove that the impressions "people" have of women based on their breast sizes is completely fabricated.

Posted on February 22, 2006 at 02:24 PM | Permalink


AH HA!!!!!!!!!!!

Trish is a fool after all!

Posted by: will at Feb 22, 2006 2:53:01 PM

In all seriousness, it is interesting how we make judgments quickly about people based on their appearance and body type.

Posted by: will at Feb 22, 2006 2:54:54 PM

Boy there's just a buffet of stupid/boneheaded/inappropriate things one could say in reaction to this.

At any rate, I have to say that study does not sound very scientific - somewhat along the "High Ice Cream Sales lead to Crime" style of statictical evidence.

Posted by: Bryant at Feb 22, 2006 3:14:59 PM

Yes, Will, I am indeed a Fool. I am a Motley Fool. That's where I go for quite a bit of my investment advice. ;)

Bryant, I had wondered the same thing. Some myths die a hard death, if they die at all.

Posted by: The Countess at Feb 22, 2006 3:30:00 PM

I think this study deserves a thousand-word reply.

Posted by: Alon Levy at Feb 22, 2006 5:21:31 PM

I want to know how people get the grants that they do:

"I want to study the coorelation between breast size and IQ. My thesis is that if a large breasted woman talks to me, then she must be stupid. Therefore, I plan on approaching as many large breasted women as possible."

Countess will you be a co-author of this study with me?

Posted by: will at Feb 22, 2006 5:40:54 PM

That made me laugh...

Posted by: Alon Levy at Feb 22, 2006 5:56:29 PM

Hmm...That's funny, my wife has 36-double D's and she's has 2bachelor's and a masters. She's actually a very good coach for her husband too.
If anyone gets stupid it'd be me because when I see them I'm just dumbfounded by them.

Posted by: Jim Deeny at Feb 22, 2006 5:59:40 PM

Well, I have no breasts, and I'm going to get a bachelor's... so far I got admitted into one grad school and rejected from two, and have yet to hear from six more.

Posted by: Alon Levy at Feb 22, 2006 7:01:43 PM

That's funny but not the slightest bit surprising. The more sexually appealing a woman is, the dumber men think she is. Aside from the obvious cultural reasons for that, it's often seemed to me that there's a sort of subconscious transference thing going on inside the individual guy's head. When a man looks at a sexy woman he can't think of anything but sex, so in his mind that mutates into "she's no good for anything but sex."

The popularity of silicon implants doesn't help, since even I suspect a correlation between stupidity and having giant fake knockers inserted in one's chest.

Posted by: Violet Socks at Feb 22, 2006 9:07:27 PM

Ilooked at that site and it dumb as all heck. The questions they ask are rather profound in some way. It wouldn't suprise me if there's someone or something else behind it to what the eye really sees. The main questions were: "Is he from a divorced family?" or "Does she do drugs?"

Violet: Women look at other women and think "Wow, she's got a bod on her!"
No one really knows what anyone is thinking let alone some stupid site on the web. It's just one more way into todays day and age to use the PC as a prejudgement tool.

Posted by: Jim Deeny at Feb 22, 2006 9:53:21 PM

Dammit, Jim, I'm a feminist, not a mind reader!

Of course you're right, I don't know what anybody's really thinking. But just to clarify, my casual little hypothesis is based on years of personal observation, not that website. If I were so inclined (which I'm not) I could tell lots of little anecdotes about men's reactions to me, about the way those reactions varied with how I was dressed, about the way men who knew me only through my work thought I was brilliant, but as soon as they met me in person behaved as if I had the IQ of a hamster, etc., etc.

Of course I don't have to deal with any of that any more 'cause I'm a middle-aged bat! Yay!

Posted by: Violet Socks at Feb 23, 2006 12:55:52 AM

By the way, I didn't mean to imply that I have or have ever had giant boobies. I really don't know why men found me physically attractive.

Posted by: Violet Socks at Feb 23, 2006 1:06:45 AM

I have the same observations as you Violet, many MANY women do. I'm apparently on the "stupider" end of the spectrum. I know a lot of guys who meet me out who would believe that. *sigh*

Posted by: Burrow at Feb 23, 2006 3:13:43 AM

News Flash: 1) People make stupid presumptions about people based on their appearance.
2) Men, in particular, make stupid and unwarranted assumptions about women based on appearance.
3) In most particular, men pay an inordinate amount of attention to women's breasts, as though they can divine bqackground, intellect, interests and morality from their displacement volume.
*rolls eyes*
I'm going to say this one more time: I am not one of those people. Don't let the penis fool you, I'm not of them.

Posted by: Mister Nice Guy at Feb 23, 2006 3:23:24 AM

Violet: You've definitely opened an eye for me. As I (cough)
grow older I'm able to have apathy, in a better sense of being in
someone elses shoes. I can say with the utmost confidenece through some
experience and speculation that you are correct about men. I'm
guilty of gawking at the "boob" or the flat chested. In times I saw a
flat chested woman I USED to automatically think that she was
a lesbian. Yeah, I said it. On the "shoes on the other foot" part, well, I ain't no prince to begin with, but, with the adornment that my wife has for me astonishes me on a daily basis, considering I've had 40 plus
plastic surgeries, 4 bone reconstruction on my cheeks and eyelid
surgeries because I done forgot to wear my seatbelt one day. It's funny
how I am challenged by other men almost everyday thinking "what's she doing with him?" So, I see where your coming from violet.
So you're a feminist Violet, who woulda thought that? *giggling*
Yeah, I giggle still.

Posted by: Jim Deeny at Feb 23, 2006 6:50:56 AM

"By the way, I didn't mean to imply that I have or have ever had giant boobies."

Sure you didnt. You and Trish both just had to slip in the "I have a spectacular rack" reference.

Next time I get caught staring at breasts, I am going to simply say "I was doing it for science."

Posted by: will at Feb 23, 2006 10:55:03 AM

I do not have a "spectacular rack." I'm quite average in that department. But when I was a younger men seemed to find me attractive. That's all.

Posted by: Violet Socks at Feb 23, 2006 5:01:40 PM

It's true, he is not one of those people. Don't let the penis fool you, the rest of him is completely rational (ie, he's mostly a woman). No kidding.

Posted by: Mister Nice Guy's Wife at Feb 23, 2006 5:22:00 PM