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October 23, 2006 6:56 PM   Subscribe

Ever wondered how your state stacks up? Well, with this nifty tool, you can decide how the next revision should read! Also check out the state-by-state version!
posted by TheNewWazoo (19 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
took me a minute there, at first I thought that was a legit map. yeah, I'm from one of the black-shaded states. anyway, bless the internets for making statistical lies even easier.
posted by carsonb at 7:03 PM on October 23, 2006


Great, the dumbest state in New England.
posted by knave at 7:09 PM on October 23, 2006


Someone up here in Maine must be really throwing the curve off !
posted by lobstah at 7:14 PM on October 23, 2006


Doh!! missed the second link...that explains it !
posted by lobstah at 7:17 PM on October 23, 2006


Looks like Matt picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue allowing the IMG tag.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 7:46 PM on October 23, 2006


Huh?

Delete if it's a self-link.
posted by daninnj at 8:13 PM on October 23, 2006


Someone up here in Maine must be really throwing the curve off !

Nah, it just confirmation of what I've said for a long time. Look here and compare and you'll see that the more people you get together, the stupider they are.
posted by lumpenprole at 8:33 PM on October 23, 2006


I've never taken an IQ test, and I'm no spring chicken. How many state school systems require them anymore, if any do at all? (Many, I believe, don't require them of students them given past discriminatory use of the test.)
posted by raysmj at 8:41 PM on October 23, 2006


No surprise Iowa is is in the highest group.

Suck it bitches!

I'm surprised that Texas is the only southern state that's not in the bottom ranking, and that California is at the bottom as well.

I'm also surprised New York only got average as well.
posted by delmoi at 8:57 PM on October 23, 2006


Oh this is not a legit map. Hmm. We'll I'm sure people in Iowa are still smarter then all of you anyway!
posted by delmoi at 8:59 PM on October 23, 2006


Well, duh, raysmj. That's a density map.
posted by dhartung at 8:59 PM on October 23, 2006


Ho-ho. Next!
posted by raysmj at 9:11 PM on October 23, 2006


If this was a real map we would have to come up with a color darker than black for Florida and Texas.
posted by nyxxxx at 9:16 PM on October 23, 2006


Dark Black?
posted by StopMakingSense at 9:25 PM on October 23, 2006


Here's an somewhat interesting-yet-ominous one, however.
posted by raysmj at 9:28 PM on October 23, 2006


Making any sort of conclusions from the IQ map is ridiculous. There is no indication that any of the small differences are statistically significant. And if they were, they would still be small.
posted by grouse at 6:56 AM on October 24, 2006


Can somebody keep track of the locations of the people who don't get that this is a fake map?

Then we can make a map from that data, with two categories: "Doesn't read comments before posting" and "Reads comments before posting." That'd be cool.
posted by ook at 7:12 AM on October 24, 2006 [3 favorites]


I'm in the UK.
posted by grouse at 7:44 AM on October 24, 2006


lol
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:15 AM on October 24, 2006


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