Fridge / Idiocracy

  • The "average" IQ score falls below 100, despite 100 being the definition of average IQ. However, this could very well be the result of the testers not adjusting the scoring system to account for everybody's stupidity, because their intelligence has diminished as well.
  • Dr Lexus attempts to comfort Joe Bauers by telling him of other 'tards' living 'kickass lives' - including one who became a pilot. Given the inverted logic of the tests, this isn't just a throwaway line - people sharing similar traits to Joe (ie, normal intelligence by modern standards, or close to it) might well be out there doing the jobs that are just a little too complicated for the rest of the population. Certainly there's someone out there at least smart enough to fly a jumbo jet during the film, although since it gets shot down we'll never know if they were smart enough to land it.
  • The question involving buckets may sound Easier Than Easy, but it could actually be a test of common sense and patience. The question begins with "if you have a bucket that holds two gallons, and another bucket that holds five gallons", an impatient person would blurt out "seven". A patient, rational person would wait for the question to end, allowing them to hear, "how many buckets do you have?" It could actually have been a good trick question.
  • Maybe part of the reason for the decline in intelligence and capabilities is that the best people were sent off to colonize other planets and were thereby removed from the gene pool.
    • Nope; the movie is very clear about it. This decline is because dumber people "breed like rabbit" while clever people have few children.