Smart Is Cool Day

Smart is Cool Day is a holiday observed on October 22nd that celebrates intelligence in all its forms. It’s a day for people to brag about their IQ test results, host trivia parties, and wear “cool” T-shirts that broadcast to the world just how smart they are.

Of course, those are all superficial ways of observing this holiday. We think a better way to celebrate this day is to take a few moments and give back to the community in some way. This can include donating books to a local library, tutoring a child who needs help in a particular subject, or simply taking the time to educate someone on a particular topic. In our opinion, these are better ways for people to celebrate this holiday.

The History of Smart Is Cool Day

Smart is Cool Day is one of those holidays that appeared on the internet one day, and no one really knows who invented it or when it was invented. We can’t even confirm exactly when it was created. We believe it’s been around for a few years now, but even that is unverified. All that we can say is that this is a day that celebrates intelligence.

Some Fun Facts About Intelligence

Let’s all take a few minutes to talk more about intelligence. We searched the internet for some of the best facts on intelligence and placed them in the following list. We think everyone will enjoy the following list and will want to share these factoids with loved ones.

  • For every year of high school not completed in the U.S., an average student loses 1.8 IQ points.
  • Students with extended summer vacations have lower IQ scores when they return to school than students who don’t.
  • Students born later in the year have lower IQ scores on average.
  • Intelligence can fluctuate over time.
  • According to a recent study, children who had a healthy diet rich in grains, fish, and vegetables had a higher IQ than children who had a poor diet.

Observing Smart Is Cool Day

We encourage everyone to observe this day by not only taking pride in their own intelligence but also by helping other people reach their intellectual potential. People can give speeches in classrooms, donate books to libraries, or become a tutor. People can also spread the word about this day online using the hashtag #SmartIsCoolDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 22 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 22 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 22 Sunday
Appreciation & Honor, Education & Reading