(LONDON) -- Beautiful people apparently not only have looks, but also brains. A joint U.S./British study conducted by the London School of Economics not only scored more than 52,000 people on their appearance, it also measured their academic achievements and IQ.
Researchers discovered that handsome men scored 13.6 points above the average IQ score of 100, while beautiful women were 11.4 points above.
“In samples, physical attractiveness is significantly positively associated with general intelligence, both with and without controls for social class, body size and health,” lead researcher Satoshi Kanazawa tells Britain’s Sun newspaper.
The research also seems to indicate that the offspring of good-looking couples will inherit their parents’ higher intelligence genes.
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