Oh my gosh.
A reader just sent me a link to a YouTube video clip showing some of the 2011 Miss USA contestants answering a simple question: Should math be taught in schools?
Watch for yourself. Be sure to pick up your jaw from the floor afterward.
My dad (an engineer and mathematician) used to always say, "Beauty times brains is a constant." Short version: the smarter you are, the less you focus on looks. The more beautiful you are, the less you focus on intelligence. While happily there are exceptions, they sure can't be found in this YouTube clip.
UPDATE: Yep, I'm brain dead. Too many long hours in the shop. Didn't catch that this was a joke.