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Last-Updated: Jul 17, 1993

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10) What other High-IQ Societies are there?

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The currently active societies include:

American Mensa, Ltd., 2626 E. 14th St., Brooklyn,  NY  11235-3992  (718)
934-3700--Open  to  individuals  who  have  scored  in  the  top 2% on a
standardized intelligence  test.   Founded  in  1945  by  R.Berrill  and
L.Ware.  Name of Journal:  Mensa Bulletin

Camelopard Society, P.O.   Box  16898,  San  Diego  CA  92116--Open  to
individual  who have scored in the top 2% on a standardized intelligence
test.  Founded in 1988 by Lendon Best.  Name of Journal:  G'raffiti

International Society for Philosophical Enquiry, c/o Harry Callahan,  PO
Box 34304, Omaha, NE 68134  --  Open  to  individuals who   score in the
99.9th  percentile  on a standardized  adult intelligence test.  Founded
1974 by Chris Harding.  Name of Journal:  Telicom

The International High Five Society, 3546 Devon Hill  Road,  Toledo,  OH
43606-1102    (419)    474-3809    FAX:     (419)    474-1009,   e-mail:
72717.3507@compuserve.com.--High Five is open to  anyone  testing  above
the 95th percentile on a standardized test of intelligence.

Intertel, P.O.  Box 150580, Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 797-7210-- Open  to
individuals  who  have  an  IQ  at  or  above  the 99th percentile on an
accepted test.  Founded in 1967  by  Ralph  Haines.   Name  of  Journal:
Integra

Mega Society,  c/o  Rick Rosner,  5139  Balboa  Blvd  #303,  Encino,  CA
91316-3430--Open to individuals with an IQ in the 99.9999th  percentile.
Founded in 1982 by Ronald K Hoeflin.   Name of Journal:  Noesis

One-In-A-Thousand, PO Box 539, New York,  NY 10101  (Ronald  K. Hoeflin,
Founder)--Open  to  persons  with  measured  IQs in the top 1/10% of the
population.  Name of Journal:  Oath

Prometheus Society,  c/o Robert Dick,  13 Speer Street,  Somerville,  NJ
08876--Open to individuals exceeding the 99.997th percentile of  general
intelligence.  Founded in 1982 by Ronald K Hoeflin.   Name  of  Journal:
Gift of Fire

Sinistral SIG, 200 Emmett Ave., Derby, CT 06418 (203) 735-1759-- Open to
left-handed people whose IQs are in the top 2% of the population and who
are eligible to be members of Mensa.

Triple  Nine  Society,  PO  Box  29, Dover, MA 02030-0029--Open to those
individuals who  score in the top  99.9th  percentile on a  standardized
intelligence test.

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Society                 Minimum      Members     Potential
                       Percentile   Worldwide     Members#

High Five               95                 ?    250,000,000
Mensa                   98           100,000    100,000,000
Camelopard              98               300    100,000,000
Sinistral SIG           98                 ?     10,000,000 ##
Intertel                99             1,700     50,000,000
Philosophical Enquiry   99.9             450      5,000,000
Triple Nine             99.9             420      5,000,000
One-In-A-Thousand       99.9              30      5,000,000
Prometheus              99.997           100        150,000
Mega Society            99.9999           17          5,000

#   Based on a world population of 5 Billion People.

##  Based on 10% of people being left handed.
    [I don't have better stats on hand - Phil]


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