'Liking' Mozart on Facebook makes you clever

12 March 2013, 11:08

Facebook users who 'Like' Mozart are statistically more likely to have a higher IQ, according to a new study.

A new study at an American university has concluded that if you click the 'Like' button on Facebook via your profile then, statistically, you are more likely to be clever. The study found that, of the 58,000 Facebook users they surveyed, those who 'liked' Mozart had a higher IQ.

Other signs of a higher IQ on Facebook profiles included 'liking' Morgan Freeman's voice, The Daily Show and, bizarrely, curly fries, according to the University of Cambridge.

Users who 'liked' mountain biking and engineering were more likely to be calm and relaxed people. Competitive types tended to opt for Julius Caesar, Prada and knives.

At the other end of the musical spectrum, Facebook fans of veteran heavy metallers Iron Maiden were more likely to have fewer friends on the social networking site. The study is another argument for 'The Mozart Effect', which suggests that listening to classical music  and Mozart in particular can improve intelligence.

You can access the full study here.