Study suggests babies born with big heads are more intelligent

omg 20/04/2017

New research coming out of the United Kingdom suggests that babies born with larger than normal head sizes are more likely to be intelligent.

Using data from health resource UK Biobank, international scientists conducted studies searching for links between genes, IQ and overall health when they made the discovery.

Analysing data from over 100,000 British people, researchers found that people who were born with big heads were significantly more likely to earn a college degree and score higher on a verbal-numerical reasoning test.

So, babies born with a head circumference larger than the average of 13.5 - 14 inches were likely smarter.

Researcher Saskia Hagenaars, also found other factors that support intelligence, saying "The study [also] supports an existing theory which says that those with better overall health are likely to have higher levels of intelligence."

But that probably just means that if you have a big head and you're healthy, then you must be a pretty smart cookie.