A man whose IQ score currently ranks him as the second-most intelligent person on the planet has admitted that he takes a mixture of 38 pills and drugs every day to help him stay in top mental and physical form. Also he sometimes feels stupid.
Rick Rosner’s IQ of 192 is only topped by a Greek doctor, Evangelos Katsioulis, according to The World Genius Directory. Yet, despite his stratospheric intellectual capacity, Rosner says he is unemployed and spends his time writing a book entitled Dumbass Genius and going to the gym (in fact, five of them every day).
In an interview with Business Insider, Rosner revealed he is taking a staggering array of substances, from coffee and aspirin to an experimental pill designed to remove protein from the brain. He told The Daily Mail that he takes the pills because I’d like to remain healthy and live for as long as possible” and added:
A lot of these things may not do anything for you — if I had to guess maybe only a third of this stuff has benefits. I try to read up about what these things are supposed to do – as new studies come out sometimes I swap things in and out. I probably alter what I take on a three-to-four-monthly rotation.
Apart from the pills, Rosner calculates that he spends about two and a half hours per day working out in the gym, on some days visiting five locations in a day. Asked why he sticks to such an intense routine, he replies: “I like it” and adds that it is all part of his “obsessive” personality, which enables him to test his mind rigorously enough to produce the 192 IQ score. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Rosney, 54, takes 38 separate pills and supplements to treat his body and brain. He has an IQ of 192.
2. Rosner, who tweeted this picture of himself recently, now spends his time writing his book Dumbass Genius.
3. Rosner listed 38 separate supplements, though admits a two-thirds of them probably don’t do anything (image source: Wikimedia).
Rosner, who lives in Los Angeles with his wife of more than 20 years, has worked as a bouncer in bars and even as a nude model, before moving to television. He explains that his IQ score came from “desperation to have something going for me” while working menial jobs and trying to get a girlfriend.
Even today, after a series of jobs in TV and even an Emmy nomination, Rosner says the tests are “the best of a bad bunch” when it comes to quantifying intellect. He said:
People think of smart people as doing really smart stuff… but I’ve done a lot of stupid things.
Haven’t we all…
4. These are the 38 substances Rosner takes every day.
And here is the video:
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