Now, we know there's all kinds of smarts: street smarts, book smart and E.Q. or emotional intelligence. And, yes, we're well aware that the ability to quote from memory great works of classic American literature or name drop obscure and even irrelevant philosophers hardly makes one person smarter than another. But there's no denying that having a degree, diploma or certificate to your name has become rather essential to entering the job market.
In many cases, educational attainment is proportional to people's incomes. In our list of the top 10 smartest countries in the world, based on the latest figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released last year, we give you the countries with the highest percentage of university- and college-educated populations in the world. And you may be surprised at who comes in first.
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May 21, 2013—Two days before a tornado—with winds clocked at 190 miles per hour—tore through suburban Oklahoma City on May 20, National Geographic expl... More May 21, 2013—Two days before a tornado—with winds clocked at 190 miles per hour—tore through suburban Oklahoma City on May 20, National Geographic explorer and storm researcher Tim Samaras captured this video of a tornado forming in south-central Kansas. Video courtesy Tim Samaras.
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