PULLING POWER; or How the Brainiest Blokes Get Best Women

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Byline: KATRINA TWEEDIE

THEY are mocked as weeds or swots, but men lacking in the looks department have the upper hand when it comes to finding a mate - because a man's sexiest organ is his brain.

Women are more attracted to clever men and find brains a bigger turn-on than good looks and muscles.

They are genetically programmed to fancy brains over brawn - and it has been like that for thousands of years.

And, distasteful as it may seem to men, women are responsible for increasing the intelligence of the human race.

Historically, when it comes to settling down, women have always spurned the local Adonis, Hercules or George Clooney.

Instead, they've chosen men like Woody Allen, Andrew Lloyd Webber or Chris Evans.

They may not be oil paintings, but their wit and intelligence have made them irresistible to discerning females.

And when our female ancestors were smart enough to pick brains over brawn when choosing a mate, they inadvertently increased human intelligence by starting an evolutionary selection process that eventually created our powerful brain.

Choosing clever clogs as mates has resulted in the brain tripling in size over 2.5 million years, according to a report in The New Scientist - proof that when it comes to certain parts of a man's body, size IS important.

When beautiful Marilyn Monroe chose gifted - but hardly handsome - writer Arthur Miller to be her husband, she was only obeying her instincts.

And dozens of celebrities, who could have the pick of the bunch, have followed suit.

AFTER years of gracing the catwalk with gorgeous male models, Kate Moss has chosen Mr Normal to be the father of her baby.

Pale and weedy, Jefferson Hack is no head-turner, but it was his brain, not his looks, that made him a successful magazine executive - and Kate's choice.

The theory might also explain how balding, bearded author Salman Rushdie - famous for literature not looks - managed to charm model Padmi Lakshmi.

But then the showbiz pages are packed with stunning models and actresses on the arms of men who make Herman Munster look like Tom Cruise. …