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'Trashy' films are considered to refer to low budget movies, badly made flicks and those which include explicit features within.

Think 21 Jump Street, John Tucker Must Die, Sharknado and pretty much any films featuring Adam Sandler.

For a long time, it has been assumed that people who enjoy watching films such as these were of low intelligence… rude much?

Luckily for us 'trashy' flick fans, a study published in Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts has reversed the idea that only uncultured souls binge watch Mean Girls all day.

The research carried out investigated how the phrase 'trashy movies' in terms of pop culture could be utilised in a better way.

The online survey collected data from regular viewers of films considered trashy, and measured their intelligence and IQ. The result? They're darn ACADEMICS.

One reason why these films appealed to people with high IQ's was the ironic value of the badly made films, as well as the culturally subversive elements.

Trashy films can be less cautious with its use of plot-lines and execution, less rigid in structure, which is enjoyable for smart folk allegedly.

More original ideas and less clichés seemingly feature in badly made movies…interesting. *strokes chin* Trashy dramas with absurd plots and terrible acting can also be plain GAS to watch, it's so bad that it's good. 

There's a reason why the world and it's mother watched A Christmas Prince, and it ain't because of the acting lads.

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While we all make mistakes sometimes, it turns out that having a high IQ may not be the key to intelligence and good decision making.

From losing concert tickets to locking your keys in the car, we all know someone that's clumsy yet, incredibly intelligent.

And now science has proven that just because you're smart, doesn't mean you make good judgements.

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Research from the journal The Thinking Skills and Creativity saw 244 participants take part in a test which measured their critical thinking abilities.

The candidates, which were a mix of students and working individuals, were asked to comment on different scenarios which ranged from mildly annoying to extremely upsetting.

They were asked to indicate their experience with the following situations:

Mildly annoying:

  • sending a text to the wrong person

  • locking yourself out of your house

  • sending an email with spelling errors to somebody important

Extremely upsetting:

  • having €1,000 or more in credit card debt

  • borrowed money to gamble

  • contracted a sexually transmitted disease

After taking an IQ test, and looking over the answers, the researchers saw that "those with higher critical thinking scores reported fewer negative life events."

It's therefore possible to have an average IQ and still make intelligent decisions.

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