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What does your web browser say about your IQ?

Kai Ryssdal Aug 2, 2011

UPDATE: Wednesday it was reported by the BBC and other news outlets that this survey was a hoax. We regret our error in reporting.

This final note today, lifted from our friends over at Freakonomics. Does what web browser you use say anything about how smart you are? Turns out — yes.

A study by AptiQuant Psychometric Consulting — and no I’m not making that up — says people who use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer score lower on IQ tests that users of every other browser out there.

Smartest web surfers, by the way? Firefox.

Details, if you can get your browser to point there, at Freakonomics.com.

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