Saturday, July 21, 2007

Brainpower Optional for Tax Collectors

Spiegel Online reports that French authorities have confirmed what a lot of people have long believed, you don't actually need a brain to work in a tax office.

The proof lies in the case of a French civil servant. When he went to doctors complaining of a mild numbness in his left leg, they x-rayed his skull. Inside, where the brain ought to have been, they found a huge, fluid-filled cavity.

Tests showed that the man's IQ is 75 -- the average is 100 -- but he was not considered physically or mentally disabled. Dr. Lionel Fuillet said that his condition had not impared his development or his socialization. He is married with two children and works in the tax office.

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