People who 'Like' Mozart on Facebook are more likely to have a high IQ

5 November 2018, 16:24 | Updated: 5 November 2018, 16:25

Giving a thumbs up to Wolfgang Amadeus on Facebook makes you very clever, apparently. (along with curly fries)

Liking classical music might help you to relax, concentrate, and feel fashionable and sophisticated. But here's some evidence that it might also mean you are smart.

A 2013 survey of 58,000 Facebook users at an American University found that those who 'liked' Mozart on Facebook, statistically 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 and Prada.

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 in particular Mozart - can improve intelligence.

You can read the full study here.