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Subject: Mensa - FAQ: What other high-IQ societies are there? [Monthly]

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These are the answers to some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) in rec.org.mensa. Before posting a message asking a question, read this article. Chances are the answer is in here, or one of the other Mensa FAQ articles. This article includes answers to: 10) What other High-IQ Societies are there? Other articles include the answers to: Question Archive-Name Posted -------- ------------ ------ 1) What is Mensa? mensa/faq BiWeekly 2) Who is Mensa For? " " 3) Why Should I Join Mensa? " " 4) What are Members of Mensa Like? " " 5) What does "Mensa" mean? " " 6) What are the Qualifications for Mensa? mensa/join BiWeekly 7) How do I apply for Membership in Mensa? " " 9) How do I Re-Join Mensa? " " 9) Where do I get more Information? " " 11) What famous people are in Mensa? mensa/famous Monthly 12) What is the Mensa test like? mensa/test Monthly You may retreive copies of this article and the other answers to Mensa FAQs by anonymous FTP from rtfm.mit.edu. Those without FTP access should send e-mail to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with: "send usenet/news.answers/finding-sources" in the body to find out how to do FTP by e-mail. Comments? Suggestions? Corrections? Send e-mail to rom-faq@miracle.com ======================================================================== 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. - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - 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]