It seems like every day there is another survey or ranking that paints Louisiana in a bad light, which is unfair.  This state is one of the most beautiful, kind, and delicious places I have ever lived.  Unfortunately, a new study on the intelligence of the nation shows that while it may be pretty, the Sportsman's Paradise isn't very bright.

First and foremost, I have to say that my impression with Louisiana has not been that we're dumb but hot.  That being said, a study conducted by Safehome.org says that Idaho was the dumbest state in the nation.  Louisiana is #5.

The list was calculated when researchers took college degrees, high school graduation, professional or advanced degrees, and test scores then crunched them down.  Between Idaho and Louisiana on the dumb side were Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico on the other.

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On the smart side of this list, you'll find a few surprises as well.  New Jersey came in at #1, taking the smartest spot (teacher's pets).  Utah, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Montana rounded out the rest of the top 5 - but their food sucks.

Check out the rest of this ugly list here.