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The Cottingley Fairies

The Cottingley Fairies are a series of photographs taken by two little English girls, Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths. These photographs sparked a lot of attention at the time, even the attention of the famous Arthur Conan Doyle, author to Sherlock Holmes. This is because one of the ‘proofs’ that fairies do exist. Unfortunately, it was later proven that these fairies are actually cutouts from a children’s storybook. Nevertheless, it looked believable though. See it for yourself:

We intuitively think that [openness and intelligence] ought to go together, but what it seems to be is that they’re not the same thing, and what matters is how one apply these qualities—if you’re not interested in deep learning, no one’s ever going to see the extent of your intelligence.

Arthur Poropat, a psychologist Griffith University in Australia

Science finds being born brilliant won’t automatically make you a good student