Hairy Men Are Smarter According to a Study

Who would've thought some extra fur may be linked to your brain.

Excessive body hair may be linked to a higher IQ according to a study.

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Dr. Aikarakudy Alias is a psychiatrist who has been studying the link between body hair and intelligence for over 20 years. His research on American medical students suggested that 45% of male trainee doctors were “very hairy” compared with less than 10% of men generally.

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According to Dr. Aikarakudy Alias, “When academic ranking amongst students was examined, the hairier men got better grades.” He found that the highest performing six engineering graduates were hairier than the bottom eight.

Additionally, a study of 117 Mensa members (who have an IQ of at least 140) tended to have thicker body hair.

However, Einstein, one of the greatest physicists to live, had no body hair at all. While it is important to remember that correlation does not mean causation, the study by Dr. Alias does raise some questions!

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Cooper, Glenda. “The Hirsute of Higher Intelligence | The Independent.” Independent, 11 July 1996, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/the-hirsute-of-higher-intelligence-1328285.html.


  1. Am an epidemiologist. Holda medical degree and 2 masters. I am definitely hairy chested. I am.

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