25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

By Malavika Pradeep

Published Jun 15, 2022 at 10:36 AM

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Be it brushing our teeth with razors or marinating chicken in cough syrup, every time a questionable trend surfaces on TikTok, the internet comes to a screeching halt and asks itself: is humanity getting dumber every day?

Well, according to scientists from Norway’s Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research—who analysed over 730,000 IQ tests given to Norwegian men before their compulsory military service from 1970 to 2009—the average IQ score is actually sinking. And this is not just by some minuscule amount. In fact, each generation of Norwegian men appear to be getting around “seven IQ points dumber” as we speak.

Although researchers have officially proven that humans are devolving over time, they’re still left scratching their heads when it comes to one crucial question: why is this happening exactly? Is our nature or nurture to blame? The phenomenon has to do something with our genetics, right? Well, in the same study mentioned earlier, scientists found that IQs within single families were also deteriorating. In other words, as economist Tyler Cowen summed up for Marginal Revolution, we’ve essentially started building “a more stupidity-inducing environment.”

Lo and behold, here are 25 hilarious signs that prove Cowen’s disputed claims and demonstrate the fact that we’re all doomed beyond recovery.

1. That’s nuts! Who knew about this?

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

2. Well, 7 per cent of Americans think chocolate milk comes from brown cows

Seven per cent of American adults, to be exact.

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

3. Maybe it’s bigger?

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

4. I have so many questions, but none I want answered

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

5. I’m shook

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

6. Phew?

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

7. I guess you learn something new everyday

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

8. Say what again?

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

9. Okay, now what?

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

10. Don’t tell me what to do!

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

11. Who would’ve guessed?

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

12. A friendly reminder

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

13. Aquaman is quaking

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

14. That’s right. It’s an ‘entrance’ to Narnia

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

15. At least this one makes sense?

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

16. Sounds like a good deal to me

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

17. In my defence, it’s both wet and dry until you touch it

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

18. Narnia from Wish:

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

19. Okay, this one officially takes the cake

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

20. Shallow diving is an extreme sport!

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

21. The ‘devious lick’ challenge is getting out of hand

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

22. Every sign has a story…

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

23. Absolute menace to the society

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

24. You heard them!!!

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

25. Just going to leave these here

25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day
25 signs that prove humanity is getting dumber every day

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