Ice Cream And Intelligence

June 19, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

Summer is here. You better get your ice cream on writes The Economist:

  • There’s a positive relationship between the amount of ice cream per person a country consumes, and how intelligent children in that country are.
  • Australia, for example, consumes 13 liters of ice cream per person per year and has some of the smartest kids in the world.
  • Even countries with cold climates like Finland, Canada, and Sweden eat a lot of ice cream – and see a corresponding bump in child literacy rates.
  • There are exceptions. Asian kids don’t get offered a lot of ice cream but they do pretty well.

Read more, and look at a fascinating chart which shows how your country compares over here.

Source: The Economist