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Mensa Celebrates 50 Years Of Brainiacs

Mensa members may be brainiacs, but they still know how to party.

Mensa members may be brainiacs, but they still know how to party.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:40 GMT

ARLINGTON, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Mensa turns 50 this year, and boy has the club for smarty-pants had some wild times.

The organization of brainiacs is having its 50th birthday party tomorrow (Jun. 30) through July 5 in Dearborn, Michigan, and spokesperson Catherine Barney assures that despite their high IQ’s, Mensans are anything but wet towels.

She says, “There’s never a dull moment. There are a lot of smart, creative people, so fun things are bound to happen.”

And over the years that’s certainly been true.

Mensa chairman Elissa Rudolph agrees that Mensans “like to get down” and recalls one year when members attempted to break a Guinness World Record for the most hugs in a given time period.

At another annual gathering, 50 Mensa couples, affectionately referred to as “M&Ms,” all renewed their wedding vows and then partied in Sin City.

Rudolph says there are other “off color” things Mensans have done over the decades but won’t divulge all of their secrets.

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