I’m, like, totally smarter than you are. [Adjusts glasses; laughs in geek]. My IQ is over 9,000 and I play 5D chess in my spare time. Mozart? Bach? Those are for amateurs. Me? I only listen to the music that planets make in our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy (it’s 2.537 light-years away from Earth — bet you didn’t know that). My favorite book is the Necronomicon. By the time I have breakfast every day, I’ve already come up with a hundred new fantastic ideas about how to improve the world, and my brain works at a 69.999% (recurring, of course) higher capacity than yours. I would’ve totally made a better protagonist than Yagami Light in Death Note. You wouldn’t ever be able to comprehend my complex thoughts because, like, you’re so beneath me, and I’m, like, super awesome. [Adjusts glasses again; uses inhaler]. Plebs.

Don’t you just hate it when people start bragging about what geniuses they are when they're actually the complete opposite? There are those who think it’s OK to be an arrogant <ahem> equus africanus asinus <cough> just because they know a bit of obscure trivia or have a niche hobby.

Bored Panda brings you this amazing compilation of examples of people bragging about their sky-high IQ and coming off in the worst way possible. So put your thinking caps on, start scrolling and let us know which high-IQ memes you loved best, and why. Upvote and share the smartest (pun not intended) ones!

#1

You Tried, Breana....

You Tried, Breana....

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Colin Leetham 2 weeks ago

Or capitalization...

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#2

I Am More Faster Than Your Calculator

I Am More Faster Than Your Calculator

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Foxxy 2 weeks ago (edited)

I am 33 and still use my fingers to count. Some people have dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Numbers get all muddled in my head so I have to use a calculator or my fingers sometimes for the most simple equations.

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As a general rule of thumb, people tend to vastly overestimate their abilities and believe themselves to be exceptions to rules and tendencies. Right now you’re probably thinking how you’re way smarter than I am, and I’m thinking the exact same thing. We believe we’re special and have far more intricate inner-lives than others. That’s quite normal because we experience life only from our own perspectives, and we’re privy only to our own thoughts. Nonetheless, a shocking 65% of all Americans believe themselves to be of higher-than-average intelligence, according to this study. Wow! That’s a big number!

#3

Poor Mongolians Who Don't Know Of Other Languages

Poor Mongolians Who Don't Know Of Other Languages

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Vicky Zar 2 weeks ago

This is actually funny

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#4

Spot The Difference, Neil

Spot The Difference, Neil

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Daria B 2 weeks ago

This is not about statistics, it's about what's more within our power to prevent.

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It’s easy to make fun of wannabe geniuses who shoot themselves in the foot with their comments, but real intelligence shouldn’t be made fun of. According to various studies, having a high IQ makes it more likely that you will be successful and rich and will live longer. Now, this doesn’t mean intelligence is the only factor that matters (and far from every scientist agrees with the conclusion about future success), but the importance of IQ shouldn’t be waved away, as though it means nothing.

#5

How Was I Even Supposed To Respond To This?

How Was I Even Supposed To Respond To This?

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Joonscrab 2 weeks ago

Lmaooo these are the most self-absorbed humans in the world... Can't even get over the fact that a lot of people will be smarter than them as they go on in life... 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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#6

I Guess He Just Doesn’t Like The Word

I Guess He Just Doesn’t Like The Word

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Pamda Panda 2 weeks ago

Props to that response. I would have just noted that the only "disgusting" thing was OP's spelling.

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Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon developed the first IQ (intelligence quotient) test in 1904, after the French government demanded they find a way to differentiate between lazy children and those with mental handicaps. The so-called Simon-Binet test, which was a combination of logical reasoning, finding rhyming words and naming objects, quickly became popular in the West.

The test was then modified in 1916, and called the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale. This became the standard IQ test used in the United States. Naturally, the test was revised and tweaked countless times, but it still remains popular to this day.

The IQ test didn’t make everyone happy, though. Psychologist David Wechsler thought the Stanford-Binet test was too limited, so in 1955 he created his own intelligence test: the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale or WAIS. In modern times we currently have the fourth incarnation of the test, known as WAIS-IV. Wechsler also made tests specifically for children and preschoolers.

#7

What Did You Do Today? 😏😏

What Did You Do Today? 😏😏

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Monika Soffronow 2 weeks ago

I replicate my own DNA every day. My body is so advanced it is doing it on auto-pilot. Yesss. New cells are formed and my hair grows.

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#8

Because Using Widely Known Abbreviations To Save Time Or Make A Comment Shorter Makes You A Semiliterate Neanderthal

Because Using Widely Known Abbreviations To Save Time Or Make A Comment Shorter Makes You A Semiliterate Neanderthal

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago

And two takes muuuuuch less time to write than "is not the same thing as".

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Who’s the smartest person you know? Are you one of the rare people who don’t necessarily think they’re smarter than average? What do you think about IQ being an important predictor of success? Let us know in the comments!

#9

This Guy Plays Chess

This Guy Plays Chess

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Natters 2 weeks ago

And the bishop only moves in diagonals

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#10

Smartass Thinks That None Knows What Water Is

Smartass Thinks That None Knows What Water Is

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Astrowhale 2 weeks ago

Too good

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#11

Wise Man

Wise Man

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Anne 2 weeks ago

Mountain dew is also a drink

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#12

How Can Someone Act So Smart And Yet Be So Dumb

How Can Someone Act So Smart And Yet Be So Dumb

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Foxxy 2 weeks ago

Some of these “geniuses” are absolute assholes.

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#13

Wait Till This Guy Finds Out About Dolphins

Wait Till This Guy Finds Out About Dolphins

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Neon Petra 2 weeks ago

Who honestly cares. Race has nothing to do with intelligence.

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#14

Forgot This Goldmine Courtesy Of My Best Friend

Forgot This Goldmine Courtesy Of My Best Friend

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Neon Petra 2 weeks ago

Hahaha!

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#15

Looks Like He Can't Self-Diagnose Narcissism

Looks Like He Can't Self-Diagnose Narcissism

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Amber Robinson 2 weeks ago

Yeah doctors and nurses f*cking hate this! People suck...

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#16

Insecurity

Insecurity

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Jo Choto 2 weeks ago

Actually, it's a very smart move to do two years at a community college and transfer to a four year college for the last two years, at a fraction of the cost than going all four years to a four year college. But OP is still a tool.

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#17

God Can’t Help Your Iq

God Can’t Help Your Iq

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Neon Petra 2 weeks ago

...and didn't use full stops.

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#18

Only Us Thinkers Would Understand

Only Us Thinkers Would Understand

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Lazy Panda 2 weeks ago

That doesn’t make you a thinker, that makes you an insecure person who is unable to show emotion without feeling vulnerable because you’ve built up too much of a wall. (I say this as someone who is all of those things)

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#19

A True Ancient Greek Kid

A True Ancient Greek Kid

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Marcellus the Third 2 weeks ago

"He had a quite complex complex"/"Dear old Oedipus Rex"/ ...

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#20

Only Common People Get Excited For Things Like The Eclipse - Neil Degrasse Tyson Edition

Only Common People Get Excited For Things Like The Eclipse - Neil Degrasse Tyson Edition

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago

I love it how he tries to get people excited about space and what happens in space, and then when people are really excited about something, he's like "lol you're stupid why are you so excited"

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#21

I Texted All Of My Contacts: "Happy New Year!"

I Texted All Of My Contacts: "Happy New Year!"

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Foxxy 2 weeks ago

Seriously why can’t you just say “thank you”, is it really that bloody hard.

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#22

I'm Not The One Being Dumb Right 🤔

I'm Not The One Being Dumb Right 🤔

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nanashi 2 weeks ago

they knew a lot of Words, they knew the Best Words...

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#23

It’s Only 10 Am

It’s Only 10 Am

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Anon Yymi 2 weeks ago

Having to cite books to get your point across is hardly a sign of intelligence.

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#24

When You Understand Chemistry Jokes Even Though It's Not Your Field.

When You Understand Chemistry Jokes Even Though It's Not Your Field.

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Dynein 2 weeks ago

That awkward moment when someone mistakes basic education with expertise...

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#25

The President

The President

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Colin Leetham 2 weeks ago

I will always remember when he stood before the United Nations, announcing that he had accomplished so much... and they laughed at him. Remember when we had presidents who could use complete sentences?

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#26

Dry Wit

Dry Wit

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Phoebe Bean 2 weeks ago

Brain "full" of... air??

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#27

Setup An Old Army Buddy With A Girl I Knew. She Messaged Me After Their Date Saying He Kept Trying To Flex His Inteligence. Guess I Made A Mistake Thinking They Would Be A Good Match

Setup An Old Army Buddy With A Girl I Knew. She Messaged Me After Their Date Saying He Kept Trying To Flex His Inteligence. Guess I Made A Mistake Thinking They Would Be A Good Match

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chillchillpill 2 weeks ago

What a wanker!

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#28

You Peasants

You Peasants

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MagicalUnicorn 2 weeks ago

i love being peasant, nature and work is great for physical and mental health :D

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#29

An Intellectual On Stephen Hawking's Death

An Intellectual On Stephen Hawking's Death

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Anon Yymi 2 weeks ago

Literally the most intelligent person in the world isn't smart enough for this guy. I bet he's done some great things.

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#30

No Time For Culture Dr. Jones

No Time For Culture Dr. Jones

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nanashi 2 weeks ago

at first I thought he was talking about the show Big Bang lol

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