On Friday, 12th July there was an extraordinary article on the front page of the UK daily newspaper 'The Daily Telegraph'. HAIRY MEN ARE MORE INTELLIGENT, RELATIVELY SPEAKING 'Body hair is a sign of intelligence in men, a London conference of psychiatry was told yestereday, writes Celia Hall, Medical Editor. Dr Aikarakudy Alias, of the Chester mental health centre in Illinois, focused his research on members of Mensa and medical and engineering students in America and India. He found that 45 per cent of the American male students were ''very hairy'', compared with 10 per cent of the general male population. Doctors and other men intelligent enough to go to university were much more likely to have hairy chests, the European Psychiatry conference heard. Research in southern India and among 117 Mensa members produced similar results. Dr Alias acknowledged the widely held perception that sweating laboureres were usually hairy, back as well as front. But that was only because they took their shirts off in public, he said. Men with a university education keep their shirts on. However, a quick poll in Britain failed to reach an unequivocal conclusion. Intelligent John Cleese has a lot of body hair, but super-intelligent Sir Clive Sinclair does not. Richard Branson is ''fairly'' hairy, according to members of his staff. Dr Alias, whose shirt was tightly buttoned, happily accepted that his findings were not absolutely watertight. ''Albert Einstein had no body hair at all,'' he said.'