SAN CLEMENTE (Reuters) - A local scientist has been testing an "anti-stupidity" pill with encouraging results on fruit flies, but less encouraging results on Talegans, the San Clemente Sun newspaper reported Saturday.
It said Dr. Ralph, director at the Tubesteak Institute for Molecular Genetics in San Clemente, has tested a pill thwarting hyperactivity in certain brain nerve cells, helping stabilize short-term memory and improve attentiveness.
"With fruit flies we were able to eliminate the loss of short-term memory," Dr. Ralph, is quoted saying in the newspaper, which has dubbed it the "world's first anti-stupidity pill."
Testing results on Talegans were less encouraging. "They are tougher test subjects. The dose required to show effective improvement is more than triple the dose given to any other group." Dr. Ralph noted.
Dr. Ralph attributes the increased dosage to a cultural phenomena, claiming Talegans have an inordinate level of stupidity.