It’s Official: Blondes Are More Intelligent (but they lie more…)

Why do blondes wear their hair up?

To catch everything that goes over their heads.

Ugh. Dumb Blonde jokes are THE WORST.

But they’re over now – and the joke is on the rest of the world – as studies have now shown that blondes are more intelligent than their brunette, red head and black haired counterparts.

Researchers have found that those born with natural blonde hair have higher IQs – with the average blonde’s IQ at 102.7. However, the result has stumped researchers – as just as there is no reason why blondes should be stupid, there is no reason why they should be more intelligent.

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One theory is that blondes may have grown up in a house with more reading material, but another is that… they’re lying!

For the research, Jay Zagorsky, of the Ohio State University, looked at the database of almost 11,000 Americans of both sexes who had had their IQs tested. He found, as well as blondes having higher IQs, that there were significantly more female natural blondes than males blondes. “Hair colour should not be affected by gender,” said Dr Zagorsky. “By my guess, about one in six blondes is lying.”

If they are lying we wouldn’t blame them. Countless studies have shown that blondes can benefit from their hair colour in many ways. Female fundraisers in blonde wigs going door to door raised more money, and blonde waitresses got more tips.

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However, the ‘dumb blonde’ thing has annoyed intelligent, smart blondes for years – Marilyn Monroe was forever irritated with presumptions that she was stupid. “Arthur Miller wouldn’t have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde,” she once said. While Pamela Anderson said, “it’s great to be blonde, with low expectations it’s very easy to surprise people.”