Other than its borderless fandoms, iconic fashion, and trending musical hits, the South Korean music industry has one more thing to be proud of. Park Kyung of Block B was recently invited to join Mensa International, the largest and oldest IQ society. Park, a frequent guest of tvN’s Problematic Men, was recommended to sit and take the test by the show’s hosts.
Since joining the show the rapper has displayed his abilities beyond music making. Park is a frequent guest and has displayed his analytical mind and impressive problem-solving skills. The Rapper took the IQ test by the show’s recommendation originally seeing its attraction through his interest in problematic brainteasers.
Park accepted the challenge and took the test on Sept. 24. After learning that he passed he came out to give his reasoning for not informing anyone sooner:
“To save myself the embarrassment in case I didn’t pass the test, I didn’t tell anyone that I had registered to take it.”
Block B’s agency, Seven Seasons told fans that Park passed the Mensa test earlier this week. The group’s Facebook page confirms his acceptance showing the confirmation letter from Mensa.
It is no wonder that the rapper has been invited to join Mensa; studies have shown certain relationships between rapping and intelligence. Fans would agree, as they believe that his “Out-of-beat” and fast rap style is difficult to copy. Fast-paced rapping could display a person’s capacity for decision-making as well as memory. So, spitting rhymes in a clear and fast fashion could be another gauge of Park’s intelligence.
Mensa is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1946. It is based in England but has offices worldwide including Mensa Korea. Memberships are given to those who score within the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized IQ test.
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Source: The Korea Herald
Edited by: Sarah Smith
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