Do You Know Your IQ?

April 28, 2024


We all feel comfortable talking about Intelligent Quotient (IQ) scores. but where do they come from and what do they tell us?

There have been many attempts to measure human intelligence over the years, but the one ultimately seen as the standard measure is the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS).

David Wechsler (seen above) developed and refined the scale over many years (1937-1967) as Chief Psychologist at the famous Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital in New York City.

The WAIS scale was first introduced in 1957 and had several improvements over the years. If your great great grandpa bragged about his IQ score, he was fibbing. No one knew their IQ score before 1957. IQ scores for people back in history are extrapolations, not of course direct measures.

100 +/- 15 points on the scale is average intelligence, which is adequate for most of us. The lowest IQ score ever recorded was a 20, which represents extremely developmental. Anyone at or above a score of 130 is bright enough to be in the top 1 percent of intelligence in the world’s population. Anyone above 160 is considered a genius. There is no upper maximum to the scale.

Intellectual intelligence is solely based on genetics. To date, no intelligence genes have been identified, so you are as smart as you are ever going to be. No upgrades currently possible.

As an interesting side note, celebrities past and present never seem to crack 160 genius. There are some exceptionally intelligent ones out there such as Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Jodie Foster and Matt Damon, but they don’t quite ring the bell at the top of the carnival strongman strike scale.


So let’s take a quick look at some of the most intelligent humans who ever lived starting with Cleopatra.

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt for 30 years, highly educated for her time, had an estimated IQ of 180. She was fluent in 12 languages. History tells us she had major influence over the Roman Empire.


Leonardo da Vinci had an estimated IQ between 180 and 220.

With skills ranging from art and science to music and architecture, da Vinci didn’t just work in different fields—he excelled at them.


Over the course of his lifetime, William Shakespeare completed 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two narrative poems, and a variety of other poems, all with the help of a 210 IQ.

Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American inventor—and arch-rival of Thomas Edison—reportedly had an estimated IQ falling somewhere between 160 and 310, depending on the measure.

Nikola invented the Tesla coil, precursor to alternating current (AC) electricity. He also had a brand of electric cars named after him.


Albert Einstein, the greatest theoretical physicist of the 20th century, had a measly little old genius IQ of 160.

He also was recognized for having extremely high emotional intelligence, which he used in supporting many humanitarian and social sciences agenda.

Maybe his intellectual brain needed to leave space for his social brain.


And finally in our sample, Marilyn Vos Savant, born in St. Louis in 1946 and still with us, who for many years held the Guinness Book of Records record of world’s highest IQ of 226.

Marilyn dropped out of college, as many contemporary genius-level people have done. Maybe some geniuses are so smart that they don’t believe they need college.

Marilyn gravitated toward medical sciences. She married Robert Jarvik (one of the co-developers of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart) and was made Chief Financial Officer of Jarvik Heart, Inc., a post she held for many years.

She is most well know for her “Ask Marilyn” magazine column appearing in Parade and other publications from 1986 to 2022.

Imagine what these geniuses could have accomplished if they had access to the new Juice Plus+ Illuminate to enhance their mental energy, clarity and focus through specially formulated plant-based nutrition.

We’ll introduce you to Illuminate and what it can do for you in our next monthly Tips.


What, We Have No Tomatoes?

Are you one of those travelers who feels guilty returning from Arizona or Nevada with fruit or vegetables in your car as you pass through the California Agricultural Border Checkpoint?

Since they most of the time wave us through without even speaking to us, many of us don’t have to admit our transgressions. Yep, we’ve done it ourselves.

With agriculture being a mega-industry in California, the state is ever diligent regarding agricultural products coming in from other states and countries, inspecting at every port of entry to guard against diseases and blight which could cause major economic damage.

And now that diligence has extended to Tower Garden seedlings shipped from other states. Beginning April 1 each calendar year, tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings may no longer be shipped into California until the following January 1. (Eggplant, no loss.)

if you miss the April 1 deadline, you go back to the old fashioned way…

buying seeds at Home Depot and growing your own seedlings under warm sunshine through an exterior window.

With Southern California weather so crappy this spring, we delayed our seedling orders and had to go the seeds to seedling route. All is good. Our Tower Garden tomato seedlings are taking hold. Just an extra step this year when the sun don’t shine in California.

Watch the video below if you’d like to refresh yourself on the Tower Garden and the produce it can grow in your back yard or on your patio.

To Your Poison-Free Health


The Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list highlights produce items most heavily contaminated with pesticides, emphasizing the need for caution.

By cultivating your own fruits and vegetables or opting for organic varieties, you can significantly reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals linked to various health concerns, including developmental issues in children, hormone disruption, and increased risk of certain diseases.

Prioritizing organic and homegrown foods not only supports your health but also promotes sustainable agricultural practices, ensuring a safer and more environmentally friendly food system for future generations.

Find out more about EWG’s Shopper’s Guide Here


Vacationing with the Bemer


We haven’t been able to travel much in recent years because of family obligations. But we do hit the road regularly for Palm Springs, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

And any road trip (or occasional flight) we’re on includes the Bemer.

We plug the Bemer console into the charging outlet under the dashboard and cruise down the highway with our neck and back receiving microcirculation all the way.

When we arrive at our destination, the Bemer comes inside our lodging and is there for us to receive electromagnetic therapy just as we do daily at home.

Check out this article on Vacationing with the BEMER