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  That’s just sick! Want to gauge how intelligent a potential client or coach is? Tell them a sick joke or share with them a cartoon based on black humour and see if they like it. Apparently appreciating jokes requires people to be mentally agile and, according to a study, those who most like cartoons based on black humour score higher on verbal and non-verbal IQ. Researchers,...

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