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Is it possible to have an IQ score of less than 50?

Yes, a real life example of a person with an IQ lower than 50 is Joe Arridy. Joe was a mentally disabled man who was falsely accused of the rape and murder of a 15 year old girl in Pueblo, Colorado. Arridy was coerced into a confession and was ultimately executed in 1939.

Arridy was tested with an IQ of 46 by 3 state psychologists and was put in a school for mentally defectives as a kid. Arridy lacked the understanding of the crime that was committed, the confession he made, and the execution itself. It's believed that he didn't understand right from wrong. The testimonies he gave were inconsistent and the prime suspect Frank Aquilar had already been arrested and despite this Arridy was convicted of murder and was sentenced to death by gas chamber.

When being walked to the gas chamber after the guard had informed him of his impending doom Arridy responded “No, no, Joe won't die” and had been smiling on his way to the gas chamber. He was described as the “happiest man on death row”.

In 2011 Colorado governor Bill Ritter officially pardoned Arridy after evidence proved that he was not in Pueblo when the crime occured.

Joe Arridy - Wikipedia


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65 Comments
Roy Tinis
Isn't it mandatory to have an IQ of less than 50 to become a politician?
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Dec 20, 2018 11:08AM
debbysimshancock
and this is why I have a problem with the death penalty, the ones that are wrongly convicted
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Mar 14, 2019 12:01PM
gdwhitton
What a failure of a negligent system. Not only was he a person with reduced mental capacity but he wasn’t even in the town where the crime was committed.
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May 22, 2019 10:23AM
Dolt 2
DJT fits the shoe and then some, of less than 50
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Oct 19, 2021 2:05AM
John W Shreve
Charles Hay, Can you supply us with a list?
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Sep 14, 2020 12:59PM
John W Shreve
gregallen, Source, please.
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Sep 14, 2020 12:57PM
Bill Walker
Would be nice if racist comments could be deleted
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Mar 10, 2020 3:43PM
gregallen
Blacks have an average IQ of 75 so it’s not surprising
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Mar 2, 2020 5:14AM
littledick
Diane Thompson, Just like Jesus!
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Oct 17, 2019 1:10PM
littledick
Tim Gaines, Didn't think a post of this nature would wax politically, but here goes. Ah, yes, AOC, the left's DT.
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Oct 17, 2019 1:05PM
littledick
Matthew T. Costello, AOC???? If it's whom I think you're referring to, it must be the left's DT.
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Oct 17, 2019 12:57PM
littledick
Geoffrey Hazenberg, I sure hope so! Not only homosexuals who are at times by some thrown up (verbal pun intended) as worthy of the death penalty according to Holy Writ, but also adulterers, those who take the name of God in vain and even those who pick up sticks on the Sabbath. Wow! If we operated today by those standards, I daresay 80% or more of our population would be executed!
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Oct 17, 2019 12:54PM
Matthew T. Costello
yes AOC
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Aug 19, 2019 4:26PM
lxixwithu
It's possible to have an age that exceeds your IQ, look at Joe Biden.
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Jul 23, 2019 5:00PM
sahappe
debbysimshancock, I am of the same opinion. True, there are people who are guilty of their crimes, but that doesn't make it right.
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Jul 13, 2019 5:04PM
carolmara
debbysimshancock, so sadly true
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Jul 10, 2019 6:52PM
carolmara
Roy Tinis, lol absolutely
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Jul 10, 2019 6:51PM
goplatinumone
Yes. Heard about it but didn't remember his name. Thank you!
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Jul 1, 2019 5:20AM

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