Additionally, I would point out that WORDSUM is a subset of the vocabulary subsection of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale. I am bookmarking this post so that in the future I can simply place a link in the comment threads in response to objections to WORDSUM. Uncivil or churlish comments will likely get you banned immediately, so make any contribution count!
Note: Thanks to Bryan Caplan for pointing me to this paper. I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food.
Still stunning at 52, Crawford appeared on the Versace runway in 2017 and is currently a spokesperson for Italy's Acqua Minerale San Benedetto. "I don't think the audience is this dumb person, lower than me. De Mille's 1949 blockbuster "Samson and Delilah" was promoted as "the world's most beautiful woman" during MGM's Golden Age. Born in Vienna, Hedy Lamarr invented (with composer George Antheil) a "frequency hopping" system originally aimed at preventing Nazis from jamming radio-controlled torpedoes during World War II. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993 because of his five world championships, 14 All-Star appearances, 563 home runs and .357 batting average in the month of October (hence his nickname, Mr. The actress who played a 12-year-old prostitute in "Taxi Driver" was always precocious.
A high school dropout, Quentin Tarantino has a reported IQ of 160, and his groundbreaking movie "Pulp Fiction" reflects that. Her invention was a key to the development of today's cordless phone technology. She was was talking at nine months and taught herself to read by the age of three.
Then, in 2002, the Oscar-winning actress admitted that she wasn't actually a member of the exclusive high IQ society.
Still, the fact that she started college at the age of 15 is certainly impressive. He's the kid from Boston who co-wrote and starred in "Good Will Hunting," about an undiscovered math prodigy who cleans up around an Ivy League school.
The correlation between adult IQ and WORDSUM = 0.71.