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    buddy Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2006 at 1:09 am
    Link: Germans are the most intelligent Europeans - The Brits are in 8th place.
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    Surrysounds Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 1:22 am
    *Europeans

    Yes I think its well known that German efficiency reigns supreme in Europe. They`re just so damn well organised. And good to see the Dutch are doing so well. For those that think an open culture will `affect` the minds of the youth - they`re doing mighty fine.
    Thought the French would be a bit higher on the scales. I don`t know why I thought that, but I would of put them above the poms. They do pride themselves on their mindscape.

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    Jijimar Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 2:13 am
    Is there a link for the complete list? I wanna see where Denmark is seated..
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    Mo0k Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 2:13 am
    Hey, c`mon, give us a break! We`re smarter than your average frog!
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    Surrysounds Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 2:14 am
    Ha, Touche!
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    wolf08 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 2:32 am
    Deutschland!

    I bet Finland and maybe Russia would score very high.

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    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2006 at 2:52 am
    not when the entire population is made of prostitues^
    sorry i couldn`t resist.
    and i was kidding.
    I want a world version....
    Canada<biased, Finland, Sweden<free university.... top 3 i would THINK...
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    SKASKASKASKA Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 3:12 am
    damn you germans, being less than 1 point in IQ above us dutchies ;-)
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    trebian Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 3:42 am
    yay, sweden is number 4.
    that proffessor had some cray ideas. they seemed awfully close to racial biology, if you ask me (but you shouldn`t ask me)
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 5:50 am
    Yeah, Im a Brit and we`ve known for a long time that the Germans are the most efficient etc etc. They also reserve sunloungers on vacation with their towels before anyone gets a nose in, lol. However can they produce any good comedians or musicals? Can they bollocks ;)
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    OziX Male 70 & Over
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    March 30, 2006 at 6:34 am
    This cant be very accurate...
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    OziX Male 70 & Over
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    March 30, 2006 at 6:35 am
    btw, in the world version(if it would be accurate) USA would be somewhere at the bottom...
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    funkycrs Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 6:44 am
    ^:rollseyes: yes, which is why most of the great inventions of the last 100 years have come from Americans. Besides, America is such a melting pot that there is no `average` American. Anyyyyway...

    racial biology? When peoples are isolated from one another, they obviously develop different traits. Why should it be controvercial that this would extend to their brains as well?

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    SammyFrank Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 7:16 am
    ^^ agree.. btw, the Polish are up there too!
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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 7:20 am
    Just another post that is going to cause tension rather than allowing large groups of people to laugh at idiots who do something stupid...

    I for one think this is a bunch of bull... the guy who did this study just wants to stir up trouble... he`s the one who did the "men are smarter than women" thing... and that was just stupid...

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    fluffy_pink Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 7:40 am
    ^ funkycrs. 1) Guest it depends what you class as "greatest inventions" 2) with 240 MILLION more people living in America than UK, chances are that more people will come up trumps in US than UK - but also more scope for 240 MILLION more village idiots too!
    America has a "non-American" population of around 110MILLION, inlcuding Russians, Chinese, Polish, Indian - So you got a good mix of other cultures and inteligences to help you out there too I guess!
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    Homer Jay Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 9:34 am
    Like I already didn`t know that the germans kick ass.
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    mrbaliw Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 9:37 am
    alrite sweden! *thumbs up*
    actually quite funny, that was the topic today at a nationwide radio station. they wanted to see if that`s true (that the other scandinavian countries norway, denmark and finland weren`t as intellectual as the swedes) so they called to all those three countries and asked a simple mathematical question "what`s four plus four?". the responses were just shockingly hilarious... i cudn`t stop lmao! the norwegian answered 85, the danish 82 (or something) and the finnish 2!
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    Whatevermore Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 9:40 am
    I would like to know how statistically accurate this study is, (how many people participated) and wether or not educational systems affect the results based on the questions asked. For an accurate IQ testing, countries with better educational systems shouldn`t have an advantage.

    Personally I don`t believe in all this. (But maybe that`s because I`m spanish) ;)

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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 9:55 am
    I was enrolled in the German education system and I must say they did a good job with me. You get to plan for what higher-ed school you want to enroll in at the end of 4th grade, when elementary school ends.

    Makes one proud to be German. *tear*

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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 10:45 am
    Hmmm...my family has been in america for over 200 years, but we are all of German blood. As for those IQ`s I still think they`re all pretty bad, under 100 is really sad as an average, good lord! On the national IQ test I had to take in highschool I scored as an Artistic Genius, (math genius is better/more successful in todays world), but my IQ was 139 and the average for my school was 108....I wonder what the US average would be????
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 10:47 am
    Also each generation is smarter than the last, I wonder what the age of those tested was??
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    philitup23 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 10:48 am
    post WWII i presume..
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2006 at 11:47 am
    I think it`s the Autobahns. If you can learn to find your way around Germany on the unbelievably funky system of roads here, you have to be smart! No "north" or "south," no even numbers for east and west and odd numbers, etc. Not all exits come back onto the same road...it just goes on and on. :-) But I do love it here.
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    SKASKASKASKA Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 12:06 pm
    @sabre2000000
    they implent age in IQ tests. an older person gets a different calculation that a younger one
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    Antraxia Female 13-17
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    March 30, 2006 at 12:41 pm
    I`m not surprised, actually. Most of the Germans I`ve seen here are really good doctors, bakers, and drivers. Plus they give me lollipops and free pieces of schnitzel at the German stores. So, yeah.

    Go, Germany.

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    gnazzah Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2006 at 12:49 pm
    Lynn claims he is quoted wrong in The Times, so these numbers are void.

    The full correct list:

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    Enohead Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2006 at 12:57 pm
    Yeah, well... The French make the best Mimes. If that`s any consolation.
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 1:11 pm
    True SkaSka
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    loserbaby Female 13-17
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    March 30, 2006 at 1:35 pm
    They also reserve sunloungers on vacation with their towels before anyone gets a nose in, lol

    they did that to me too!

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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 2:01 pm
    True SkaSka
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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 2:12 pm
    1. IQ is not equal to intelligence
    2. You are NOT born with a certain IQ, so it depends on the schools, whatever
    3. People with a few points extra avarage IQ wins wars more often? Am I the only one who thinks this is the stupidest thing I have ever read?
    4. This is stupid.
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    AlphaBastard Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 2:33 pm
    The study is from Northern Ireland, the place best known for ethnic tolerance, and where bigotry and paternal chauvanism is the thing of the past.

    and how could you possibly have any doubt, when Italy tops the chart. I guess one former fascist state is as good as another, and less controversial one at that.

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    silverfyre Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 2:45 pm
    Finally..a REASON to claim my german ancestry. xD
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    MaHaBone Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2006 at 3:11 pm
    Sure, but which nation is the KINKIEST?

    oh, wait. Germany again. Perhaps a connection between IQ and freaky perversion? Hmmm, I`d have to check out some Serbian porn to back that up...

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    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 3:12 pm
    My polish brothers and sisters did pretty well, how proud I am..Im other stuff too, just half polish, but what a surprise, guess all the jokes were wrong after all..
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    tricktanks Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 3:12 pm
    That would be Holland. The krauts have no kink.
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    tambourine33 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 3:18 pm
    "He ascribes the differences between British and French intelligence levels to the results of military conflict. He described it as "a hitherto unrecognised law of history" that "the side with the higher IQ normally wins."

    Yeah, the cheese eating surrender monkeys!

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    ProzakJunkie Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 3:32 pm
    Disapointed that there was no list.
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    Enohead Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2006 at 3:36 pm
    Oh, boo-hoo you`re leaving America out of this. Boo-hoo, there are other places in the world besides Europe, you know. Boo-hoo-hoo.

    This satire brought to you by Miller Light.

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    youth Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 3:52 pm
    is it just me or were those IQs were pretty low?

    i have a much higher IQ and im not through my education. But i guess knowledge is "fresh" in my mind.

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    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2006 at 4:34 pm
    hansbo is probably from england or somthing...
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 5:07 pm
    I WONDER WHAT I
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 5:10 pm
    DAMN POST OK SCRATCH THE ABOVE COMMENT^
    WHAT IQ DOES MEXICO HAVE?? HOPEFULLY NOT `THAT` LOW CONSIDERING MY BUBU...
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    Enohead Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2006 at 5:37 pm
    ^^ I`d say considering the fact that you can`t type without turning off the caps-lock, it`s pretty low.
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    Juicy_Juice Female 13-17
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    March 30, 2006 at 5:54 pm
    ^^ lol

    1) Rock on Poland, makes me even prouder to be half...

    2) I`m not surprised; ask anyone who works on cars, etc.; the Germans are very organized and efficient.

    3) OziX, how many Americans have you ever met? If the ones you have met or seen were idiots, that doesn`t mean they all are. For example, just because you`re an imbecile, I don`t assume all people from your country are.

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    MaHaBone Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2006 at 6:09 pm
    Holland isn`t that kinky? I thought their little boys were reknowned for sticking their fingers in dykes!

    ...ok, I`ll shut up now...

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    OziX Male 70 & Over
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    March 30, 2006 at 6:51 pm
    I just wanted angry posts ^^
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    cheeseispunk Female 13-17
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    March 30, 2006 at 6:59 pm
    Most of my nationalities ranked fairly high. Meh.
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    look215 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 7:21 pm
    Yay I`m half german!! Aww but I think being half French Canadian kind of cancels that out.
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    Yoeri Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 7:43 pm
    Uhh..right.
    The average IQ is 100, and i believe mentally retard is somewhere around 76 if i`m correct.

    And I know what right or wrong caus i`m the 2nd smartestest in europe :P

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    AVDPhoenix Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2006 at 8:16 pm
    Whatever! Bloody Germans!
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    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 8:23 pm
    ^ AVD is from France or something...
    One quarter german, one quarter french, one quarter pennsylvanian dutch, and one part unknown. I dunno what I am, I`ll have to take an IQ test.
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    dramastace Female 13-17
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    March 30, 2006 at 8:35 pm
    LOL to whoever thinks their IQ is 159.
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    stephmack Female 13-17
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    March 30, 2006 at 9:21 pm
    GERMANS ARE PIMP
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    KnightmareOH Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2006 at 10:15 pm
    Did anyone even read gnazzah`s post? It pretty much makes all this dialogue moot. The differences between all the countries is pretty negligable, and not worthy of this nationality baiting.
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    Jon1984 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2006 at 6:26 pm
    Where to begin... IQ tests have been shown time and time again to be useless, and just represent various biases, do not depict intelligence, whatever that is. I`ve taken two tests in my life with one being about 132 and the other 119, which is a pretty big difference that shows their accuracy.

    I`m guessing the US`s IQ would probably be around 100 as that`s where the majority of IQ tests have been developed and 100 is average on an IQ test.

    It doesn`t matter what the average IQ for your country is as your all individuals and the differences were negligible.

    This professor is obviouslly screwed up as he`s advocating environmental determinism (where the environment determines your intelligence and civility), something that has been debunked for about 80 years. I mean just look at what he said about wars, which is clearly a load of bullsh*t, Napolean (a French guy - well technically Corsican, does that still count? - anyway he used French troops) ruled over most of Europe at one poi

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    fk Male 70 & Over
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    April 1, 2006 at 2:26 am
    Jon1984 hit the nail on the head. This professor Lynn is a retard...he`s one of these sensationalist-type professors engaging in pseudo-science who likes to get himself a few shock headlines now and then (and a few corresponding grant dollars). He`s not something most Irish are proud of, frankly.

    That said, I personally like Germans a lot and do find them quite intelligent, but any extended stroll through France (along with its cultural/historical legacy) will show anyone with any "IQ" at all that the French are pretty damn sharp themselves. And yes, Napoleon was one of the world`s true military geniuses.

    So when it comes to this "study", remember the source and ignore accordingly.

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    GrereX1 Male 13-17
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    May 13, 2006 at 1:45 am
    GERMANS ARE REAL INTELLIGENT,LOOK WHAT THEY DID AT WW2 (YEAH I KNOW THEY LOST) THE FIRST SHOTGUN, PLAY COD2 AND YOULL SAY GERMAN ARE REAL INTELLIGENT YAY HITLA (JK)
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    cantorthomas Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2006 at 8:40 am
    Funkycrs - we`re talking about iq; so america does have an average. As for, "most of the great inventions of the last 100 years have come from america", you illustrate another american trait - insularity and ignorance. How many of these were invented/discovered/first done by americans -

    Radio
    Film
    DNA
    Rockets
    Splitting the Atom
    Hot air ballon
    Hamburger
    Pizza
    Hot Dog
    Heart Surgery
    Motor Car
    Jet airplane
    tarmac
    anaesthetics
    computer
    bicycle
    steam engine
    electrical engine
    Baseball
    Football
    space travel
    syringe
    submarine
    evolutionary theory
    psychotherapy
    world wide web
    satellites
    radar
    telephone
    fax machine
    aspirin
    easy-care-cotton
    ?

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