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    Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    per Forbes. Check out #6..... and also # 10...

    The Smartest Cities In America - Yahoo! Real Estate


    Last edited by Clone Fan; 02-08-2008 at 07:55 PM.

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    Re: Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    Cities on the list go down to 80,000 people? Do they know the population of Ames?


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    Re: Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    80,000 people in Ames?
    Iowa City at #10?
    Lawrence, KA at #7?

    Horrible list, they should put a bit more into their research. ;)


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    Re: Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    Although I think it is kind of cool, it is just a product of being a small city with a lot of professors and research labs. The smaller cities have a huge advantage here. Not that I mind...



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    Re: Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    I was discussing the populations with a colleague, and we think the numbers (at least Ames' population) refers to Story County, not just the city of Ames. That number is just about right on. I bet it's the same for Johnson County / Ia. City.



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    Re: Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    Looks like they counted more than a metro area. IC had 131k people.


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    Re: Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    I'll take the accolades, and even give IC its props as long as its below Ames... but Boulder as #1. They obviously didn't factor hippies into the equation. (looking for the appropriate Cartman video clip, but I can't find one)



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    Re: Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    Of course, you realize they are equating "having PhDs" with "being smart".

    Frankly, I've met more drooling idiots who hold PhDs than any other single class of people, to include Iowa Hawkeye Fans.



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    Re: Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    80,000 people in Ames?
    Iowa City at #10?
    Lawrence, KA at #7?

    Horrible list, they should put a bit more into their research. ;)
    *ahem* Lawrence, KS? Not helping our cause there, AirWalke


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    Re: Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    I'll take the accolades, and even give IC its props as long as its below Ames... but Boulder as #1. They obviously didn't factor hippies into the equation. (looking for the appropriate Cartman video clip, but I can't find one)
    I've got your cartman reference to hippies in Boulder

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD2q87y6tF8"]YouTube - Cartman introduces Colorado's starting lineup[/ame]



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    Re: Ames is ranked as one of the smartest cities in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    *ahem* Lawrence, KS? Not helping our cause there, AirWalke
    One man is single-handedly keeping Lawrence in the top ten:




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    Forbes ranks Ames as one of the smartest cities in the US

    Boulder comes in first for smartest city in America but Ames makes the top ten.

    Iowa City is also on there

    The Denver Post - Forbes ranks Boulder smartest city

    actual Forbes link- In Pictures: America's Smartest Cities - Forbes.com


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    Re: Forbes ranks Ames as one of the smartest cities in the US

    How in the **** Iowa City made it on there, I don't know, but who decides on this kind of thing anyway?


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    Re: Forbes ranks Ames as one of the smartest cities in the US

    What do they consider a "professional degree"?



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    Re: Forbes ranks Ames as one of the smartest cities in the US

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    What do they consider a "professional degree"?
    Probably all the athletes that we send on to the next level.



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