Dad Loves My Genius Little Brother (Incl. Real IQ Question)



For my father intelligence was all that
matters. Ever since my brother Charles was
diagnosed to be a gifted child all he talked about were IQ and intelligence
research. W high IQ apparently strongly predicts good grades, a good career, and
even health and mortality and stuff. His favorite story is Kim Ung-Yong a Korean
with an official IQ of 210. Just six months old he was already speaking
fluent Korean and at age 3 wrote essays in German and English. Then he would hug
Charles and look at me with this question in his face. I hated that I
wondered if I could reach my little brother in anything? When I was young me
and my dad were best buddies. He never even cared much about IQ or G
or whatever. When my brother started reading at just 2 years old everything
changed. Suddenly I was forgotten and soon after I was the slow one. Once when
I got a C in math he didn't even look at my paper and just told Charles that an
ape is believed to have an IQ of 40. I hated his sarcasm. Once at dinner when he
started talking about intelligence or "G" he'd say – G stands for general
intelligence and scientists say it exists because apparently most IQ tests
correlate – whatever – he was talking about it and then drew up this graph on
a piece of paper saying: "look boy this is the distribution of intelligence of all
people in town 0.1% of people will have an IQ of 55 or below, 2% have an IQ
between 55 to 70, 14% between 70 and 85, 34% will score between 85 and the
average which is set at a hundred. Thirty-four have an IQ between 100 and
115 and 14% between 115 to 132. 2% have an IQ higher than 130 and only 0.1%
will have an IQ of a genius of 145 or above, like your little brother." I told
him I'm not interested. I guess I shouldn't have. He exploded "Not
interested? Do you know what this all means boy?" He turned the paper around and
started all over: "It means that if you take 1,000 people then one has some
form of mental retardation, which means trouble living
alone. 20 will have difficulty reading the map. 140 can perform simple tasks at
work but cannot qualify to become a soldier in the US Army. 340 probably
finished high school and another 340 will go to college. Maybe 140 can do a
Ph.D. and later work as surgeons. 20 are capable of producing a significant
scientific work and only one will make it into an Ivy League college like MIT
where the average IQ is 145. Your little brother got an IQ higher than that!"
A few weeks later was career day at my school. Some people in suits showed up
and told us about a new form of cognitive assessment we could be doing
which would help us find the right job. The technical term is the Wechsler IQ
score. When I heard the words IQ I got completely sweaty hands my heart started
racing. This could be the moment of truth. Then one woman started speaking. She told
us that we are now going to take a test and just 1 week later we all get the
results with some specific ideas about our future career path. She said it takes
only 90 minutes and measures our intelligence in the following four areas:
perceptual reasoning, verbal comprehension, working memory and
processing speed. The assessment was voluntary and my friend instantly stood
up to leave the class, showing what he thought about this whole thing. My
heart still racing I wasn't sure what to do and kept seated. Our teacher then
handed out some questions, when she passed by my table she simply said:
"you gonna do fine here". I don't think she realized this but I was so happy to
hear her say that! Maybe I'm not all that bad at these stupid IQ tests? Maybe it's
a day that I can actually show my dad who I really am? What shall I do? I was so
ready to show my dad that I'm no idiot, I decided to stay.
I turned the first page over it read the following: perceptual reasoning is the
ability to think and reason with visual information. It is the ability to see
what is being asked and to organize information in our heads through images.
The first question was: When folded into a cube, which of the following corners
would touch corner A? D, B, E or C? I tried to fold the cube in my head and – yeah it
worked! It must be "D". The second section was
about working memory: our ability to keep several chunks of information in our
mind simultaneously. One of the questions was: what is the next number in the
series: 4, 12, 6, 9, 8, 6 ? There were four options: 6, 5, 10 or 12 The trick here was to put all the digits in my head and look for a pattern:
4 X 6 X 8 X which means the next would be 10! The third section was verbal
comprehension, which measures our ability to access vocabulary, express ourselves
in a meaningful manner and apply reasoning skills to information
presented verbally. In the first question it said: what is the difference
between the words "refuted" an "irrefutable"? Do they have similar meanings, have
contradicting meanings or mean neither the same nor the opposite? They must have
contradicting meanings! The fourth section was about processing speed: the
pace at which we take in new information and make sense of it in order to prepare
a response. One of the questions asked was: what is the 12th letter of the
alphabet is it: T, L, R or B? I realized I had to rule out all the options that
didn't look right, counting would have taken way too long, L
is the right answer! I had completed all of the 50 questions in time and I was
very relieved. In the end, the woman said: "A lot of research over the last century
went into the IQ test we had just taken and there is convincing evidence that
our intelligence is mainly a product of our genes. There is an estimate of a
heritability range from 50% to 90% although the environment also
matters," she continued: "especially negative
influences during your childhood like infectious disease, malnutrition, air
pollution, or led in the paint of your walls at home. These things can reduce
your IQ forever." She explained that it's because during the prenatal period and
early years of life a child's brain consumes a huge part of the body's
energy to grow, and if the body was under attack it cannot support the brain's
growth to its full potential. In other words you were born with a pretty fixed
IQ. Good parents and schools can keep the IQ at its genetically predefined level
and maybe increase it a bit, negative influences, however, can surely reduce it
a lot. "I am just saying this" she closed "because if you are getting your results
next week and you are not happy with your score or our recommendation, then
know, that there is little you can do about that. Even if you practice for
years or continue school indefinitely, it's almost impossible to improve your
score by more than 10 points. Just think about that before you open that envelope.
You don't have to." When the envelope was handed to me a week later I got excited
to open it. I took a deep breath, but before I ripped the cover apart I halted-
do I really want this? Why do I care so much? Do I really want to compete with my
brother? And if so what does this prove? There are so many aspects of my life
that matter more than my measured intelligence. I'm probably no genius but
I know I did well. But more importantly I know that I don't need to prove anything
to anyone! I decided not to open the envelope and I loved this new idea of
myself – free from these limitations! I felt like I had grown up. Now when I
heard my father speak all proud about Charles, I just smiled. I realized that
it's not that he loved him more, no my brother just gave my dad the chance to
get attention, to be someone. He's the dad of a genius and not just another middle
manager at the bank on middle street. A few years later I dropped out of
college and started my own company and soon after fell in love with a wonderful
woman and also started a family. My brother is now a professor at a famous
university, but never found the right girl and like many very smart people
suffers from depressions. My dad doesn't care so much about IQ
anymore, he's now a proud grandfather. They say it takes intelligence to know
how to do things right but wisdom to do the right thing. Leaving that envelope
closed was the best decision of my life! Here are five questions from a real IQ
test, you've got five seconds each. When you are done post your answers in the
comments: Good luck! 1. A package of gift cards has a length
of eight centimeters a width of four centimeters and a volume of 64
centimeters cubed. What is the height of the box? 2. Some Bargles are Chongos
and some Chongos are Munhattsens. Are some Bargles definitely Munhattsens?
Yes or No? 3. Max needed to get seven new doors from the home improvement
store for his house. His car could only hold two doors at once.
How many times did max have to visit the store? 2, 4, 7, 8 or 9? 4. Art is to wall as cup is to: handle,
coffee, cupboard, rim, nail? 5. what is the missing number in the series: 1, 16, 81
blank 625, 1296? If you like this video and the way we
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49 Comments

  1. Sprouts said:

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  2. Monkeekee said:

    If you wrote the answers in the comments you didn’t learn anything from the strory

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  3. Eugene Vaticinator said:

    Anyone else just wanna know what his IQ score was in that letter?😂

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  4. Subscribe For No Reason said:

    Many people are saying No as the answer of 2nd question. I believe it is "Yes".

    Can someone give reasoning behind their No?

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  5. hudzaifa azmi said:

    1. 2cm
    2. NO
    3. 4
    4. Coffee
    5. I don't know how to find the answer

    aaaand I just got my Medical Degree yesterday. This test sure make me wonder, does my IQ is sufficient to become a doctor?

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  6. Beluchi Okeke said:

    1, 2cm
    2, no
    3, 4
    4, cupboard
    5, 256

    A lot of people are just putting 256 cuz others did it. But here's the reason why it's 256. √ 1 is 1. The square root of 16 is 4. √ 81 is 9. The square root of 65 is 25. The square root of 1296 is 36. Now the square roots would line up to be 1, 4, 9, -, 25, 36. If you subtract from between them the order would be 3, 5, -,-, 11. It seems like it's going up by odd numbers so I would infer the two missing numbers would be 7, and 9. Knowing that if you go back and add those numbers to the square roots and then Square those numbers you would get 1, 16, 81, 256, 625, 1296. OK that's how u figure it out😂

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  7. Про100 Человек said:

    IQ this shit

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  8. Про100 Человек said:

    All history this is false

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  9. Zage13 said:

    And then they all clapped

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  10. Fabiano Vieira said:

    "I refuse to compete against my brother or others!"
    5 seconds later…
    "I am happy and my brother is sad and lonely."

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  11. theFitty said:

    wow what a dad. comparison is the thief of joy.

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  12. ThePikmania said:

    4:52 I still don't get how it's supposed to work. Could someone explain it please?
    I thought it had something to do with the factorization into 2s and 3s

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  13. The HARSHAD BHAGWAN said:

    Answers 1:- 2cm

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  14. Aisha eldowaik said:

    64÷(4×8)=2
    No (it's not definitely)
    4
    Cupboard (l'd say plate if it was there)
    4^4=256
    (Although I think the right answer is not to answer at all)

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  15. Aparna R Betharia said:

    2cm, no, 4, cupboard, 256

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  16. SiMe said:

    You should open that envelope.
    Ignoring facts for "feeling better" is a fool's errand. Reality doesn't care about how you feel. Knowing your limits and potential in terms of cognitive capacity is important to making good long term decisions. Being a manager barely requires any IQ. It requires more EQ. Of course more IQ can give a person more, but that's not a determining factor for one's entire future. Context and reason are always needed for good decision making. And no matter the circumstances acquiring legitimate knowledge is a good thing for one's life no matter how much it might hurt at that particular moment.

    "Ignorance is bliss". Yeah. If you want to die early. If you want to experience higher lows and lower highs then go ahead and get ignorant and not get the greatest heights of human feeling and accomplishment :]

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  17. Arturo Cabello said:

    If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid!

    This quote believed to have been said by Einstein, although I can't confirm that. This quotes shows just how narrow minded these IQ tests are and how the ending of the video confirms. We all the ability to do great things! We are all capable of being geniuses in one area if we invest our time into it!

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  18. kritagya maharjan said:

    I love you Guys ..
    Never fails to make us wonder and think..

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  19. Andromen said:

    2cm, no, 4, coffee, 256

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  20. Mariguana said:

    Moral: IQ doesn't matter.

    Now here's 5 IQ questions. Good luck!

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  21. Ashfaq Ur Rahman N said:

    I think the worst category of people are those who are as miserable as the little brother with high IQ but with low IQ. I belong there.

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  22. Francesco Piscazzi said:

    1 2 cm
    2 no
    3 4 times
    4 cupboard
    5 7^4 ( the progression is n^4)

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  23. Lmvt_ said:

    1. 2cm
    2. Yes
    3. 8
    4. Coffee
    5. 256

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  24. YouDontHaveTo Know said:

    Answers:
    1. 3cm
    2. Yes
    3. 4
    4. Cupboard
    5. 256

    I guess i got all right..

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  25. anish 99 said:

    1. 2cm
    2. No
    3. 4
    4. Cupboard
    5. 256

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  26. Maurizio Azzalini said:

    Art is being held by the wall as a cup is being held by its handle. You don't place art inside the wall as you would place a cup inside of a cupboard.

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  27. Ti Ka said:

    1.) 2 cm?
    2.) yessss 😂
    3.) 4 trips
    4.) cupboard
    5.) 256 (please get two right at least 🤦🏻‍♀️)

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  28. ARUNABH said:

    2cm, yes ,4, cupboard,256(16^2)

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  29. Ghuge Ghuge said:

    i not attempted the last iq questions!

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  30. just me! said:

    On the subject of intelligence…According to academic testing I'm a very highly intelligent person. I'm the parent of a 'gifted' child and the best friend of someone who was believed to be without any academic ability at school. My repeated experience has been that emphasis on intelligence as an indicator of any kind of success is complete nonsense. Education systems around the world do enormous damage to students with these kind of valuations. Being told that you have an unchangeable iq and you belong in a certain bracket of life as a result is deeply deeply wrong. If you're doing study, work, sport or art forms or anything at all that makes you happy, you'll be good at it. That's the bottom line for personal fulfillment (the byproduct of which is usually success!!!)
    Ps. -I've also noticed that the teachers who rely most heavily on iq testing are the laziest and least innovative teachers and/or the most likely to be institutionalised within their own system of education.

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  31. just me! said:

    I'm not sure I like this video/approach. Here's my feedback : From the point of view of informing people, there are too many different strands of information packaged together in one story. Although I like the idea of a story technique, when the story contains too many variables then the essence of the 'teaching' is lost because the different strands dilute the impact of each other. I think if you'd split the information into different stories that would have worked better. But I definitely retained the information better from the shorter simpler videos.

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  32. NoNormalBloominFools 2018 said:

    2, no, 4 , cupboard, 256

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  33. Parthapratim Boruah said:

    Pls Make a videos on anger

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  34. Andrea De Chavez said:

    Im gonna answer coz its fun
    1.) 2cm
    2.) NO
    3.) 4
    4.) cupboard
    5.) 256

    Hope i got it right

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  35. Mike Smale said:

    IQ was developed for and by the eugenics movement to “prove” white supremacy. Mensa still has eugenicists in its ranks who are open about "intelligence (read: racial) purity" and who promote sterilization and euthanasia of “undesirables.” Robert Klark Graham used the organization to build a sperm bank to create "genius babies" between 1980 and 1999 with 217 children born in the largest post-Nazi era eugenics exercise.

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  36. gautham sankar Rajeeth said:

    1. 2cm, 2. Definitely not munhatsens, but it's a possibility, 3. 4, 4. Cupboard, 5. 256… 🙂

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  37. Barry Allen said:

    2 cm
    Yes
    4
    Cupboard
    256

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  38. Kanchana Arunachalam said:

    2cm, yes, 4, handle,

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  39. Farah Safi said:

    I feel bad for your brother. I hope he recover from his depression and find a woman he love soon

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  40. El Inconsecuente said:

    2, yes, 4, cupboard, 256

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  41. shivbani Patra said:

    1. 2cm
    2.No
    3. 4
    4. Coffee
    5. 225
    Please correct my answer
    And the video is really nice we should love ourselves just the way we are!

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  42. A. Vidal said:

    Ayanokoji's Father

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  43. White Devil said:

    Amazing video

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  44. kazr rod said:

    2 cm, yes, 4, cupboard, 310

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  45. Aditya Jagdev said:

    2cm, No, 4, Cupboard, 256 ^^

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  46. bibi B said:

    I think its an excellent video that explains a very complicated and controversial Topic.
    My only small critical point is regarding the father and how he is presented (and maybe condemned). There is also a positive side in his motivation. The father is pushing hard for the progress of the genius child not just for the sake of his Ego, but for the sake of the general public future, for the sake of all us and the next generations. Well down Sprouts!!

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  47. Arturo Cabello said:

    Awesome video! How do you do these animations? 🤩

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  48. Zaseeya Kamal said:

    Crack addiction pales in comparison to this dude's addiction to a flawed intelligence measuring system.

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  49. Post-Modern Czechoslovakian War Factory said:

    1. The package is 2 centimeters high.
    2. No, cause those bargles that are chongos don't have to be munhatsens. It only says some chongos are munhatsens not all.
    3. 4 times.
    4. Cupboard
    5. 225

    I probably got the last question wrong.

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