Blondes perform intelligence tests more slowly after reading jokes playing on their supposed stupidity, said psychologists in a newly published German study.

Some 80 women of various hair colors were tested on their mental capacity to work quickly and precisely in a series of psychometric tests. Before sitting the tests, half the participants had to read “dumb blonde” jokes, such as:



“Why do blondes open yogurt pots while still at the supermarket? — Because it says ‘Open Here’ on the lid.”



“No blonde woman believes she is stupid,” said Jens Foerster a social psychologist from the International University Bremen in northern Germany on Wednesday.



“But after exposure to negative social-stereotypes about them, the fair-haired participants performed significantly more slowly in the tests.”



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