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My week with America’s smartest* people

19 mins | Sep 16, 2022
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Behind the scenes at Mensa’s Annual Gathering. It’s the most significant and oldest high-IQ society in the world, open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardised test, so what happens when its members meet at the Mensas annual get-together? Eve Peyser reflects on her strange but affirming experience at the society’s gathering, where she learned that being “smart” and doing well on tests have virtually nothing to do with each other.
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