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Re: Ken, you're the "smartest" man in the world.

Postby Ken Jennings » Tue May 05, 2015 10:34 pm

This is a very odd post, especially the part about my having a 175 IQ. I have never had an IQ test in my life, so I don't know where you're getting that number.
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Re: Ken, you're the "smartest" man in the world.

Postby grodney » Wed May 06, 2015 4:10 am

Ken Jennings wrote:This is a very odd post, especially the part about my having a 175 IQ. I have never had an IQ test in my life, so I don't know where you're getting that number.


Just out of boredom.......

American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles ... _of_b.html
"Ken Jennings is said to have a genius IQ of 175."

answers.com: http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_ken_jennings_I_Q
"175 is his IQ Which is the highest in the world."

Fascinating thread on an sjgames.com forum: http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=5693
"after having read a bit of bio (they say he scored 168-175 in IQ tests)"

Oh my gosh, here's a whole Yahoo Group, including a photoshop of Ken after winning for 44 YEARS straight and amassing 232 million dollars: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/kenjennings/info
"Ken's IQ was 168 at age 4, and increased to 172 at age 10."
debunked sort-of by a post in that group:
"This actually isn't true according to a reply in an e-mail I got from him."

Maybe Clausius got Ken's mother to crack at some point: http://lisnews.org/node/11917
"Jennings says he doesn't know his IQ, and his mother won't reveal it. But she says that when he was tested as a pre-kindergartner, it was off the charts."
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Re: Ken, you're the "smartest" man in the world.

Postby Momma Snider » Thu May 07, 2015 9:57 am

That one that says Ken's IQ is the highest in the world at 175 is funny. I do agree, though, that there's a lot more to winning Jeopardy! than IQ. General knowledge, quickness of thinking as well as button-pushing, and quite a bit of luck as far as categories go, as well as opponents, all have to be in place along with intelligence.
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