Scientists DeBunking the Dumb Blonde Myth

Turns Out the Dumb Blonde Stereotype Is Just Plain Dumb!

A new studio by Ohio State University compared people with different hair colours to see if IQ scores were any lower amongst blondes.

Looking at data from over 10,900 Americans they found that not only did natural blondes score similar on IQ tests, naturally blonde women actually had slightly higher average IQ scores (103.2) than those with brown hair, red hair or black hair.

While blonde jokes may seem harmless, that attitude can have series consequences, study author and research scientist Jay Zagorsky says. “Research shows that stereotypes often have an impact on hiring, promotions and other social experiences.”

Could it be true… Are blondes actually smarter?! “I don’t think you can say with certainty that blondes are smarter than others, but you can definitely say they are not any dumber,” Zagorsky said.

Source: Economics Bulletin