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Claim: A Kinsey Institute study found that having children lowers the IQ of both parents.
Example: [Hoosier Gazette, 2004]
Fortunately, current or prospective parents don't have to worry about trading off their gray matter for children, because there was no
The Hoosier Gazette was created by a couple of guys who thought it would be fun to create a website that uses both real and fictional news stories to provide a humorous look at life and culture in the state of Indiana.Nonetheless, this gag spread so far and wide via
We here at THG do not hate Indiana (we must like it or we would have left by now), we are just trying to make people laugh by satirizing news, culture, and events that happen in our state.
It's a hoax — The Kinsey Institute is NOT involved in a study about IQ; we have no reason to believe that IQ changes after childbirth. This story is circulating through emails, and is not true. The Kinsey Institute has not been, and is not involved in this 'study.' But thanks for checking!Last updated: 14 September 2004
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