Books and Music that Make you Stupid

Stupid Music

Thanks to the insanity that is twitter, I stumbled across this article by ulf aslak:

Behold: The answer to many – until now – unanswered questions! There IS a direct proportionality between the books and music you prefer and your level of intelligence! Yes, now we finally know the reason why Lil Wayne and Beyonce was such a great success!

This conclusion was drawn by 25-year-old Caltech graduate student Virgil Griffith. He simply took information about peoples favorite books and bands on Facebook and plotted it against their schools average SAT score, giving Beethoven-listeners a good argument for their preferences in music, being: “Well, I’m just super intelligent…”

Guess we’ll all be listening to some more classical music won’t we?

Check out his study for books here and music here

I was so proud of myself upon discovering this grid because (a) I was listening to Sufjan Stevens when I discovered it, and (b) I have read “100 Years of Solitude”. Of course these lists are total bullshit, but who cares?!

One Response to “Books and Music that Make you Stupid”

  1. SubJunk

    Pretty funny, and yeah it makes sense broadly. I would be interested to see more specific results, especially about extreme metal, which I’ve seen correlated to high intelligence in other studies before.

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