Students Who Use Scented Pencils Have Higher GPA

A study done with students in Wheeling Jesuit University's psychology department over seven weeks showed that the more students used a scented pencil, the higher their GPA, or grade point average.

All freshmen were given a peppermint scented pencil from Scentco Inc. Company at the beginning of the school year. Then they were asked how frequently they used the scented pencils. Students who used them a few times a week had an average GPA of 3.2; monthly users averaged 2.4 and non-users had GPA's averaging 2.1.