Update: It turns out that the report was a hoax. Read more about it on BBC.
Your browser of choice may determine your IQ level, or vice versa, according to those who study such things.
One of the earlier studies relating IQ to web browser choice was in 2006, which found that Opera users had the lowest IQ of all other browser users, with an IQ score of slightly over 100.
However, this year the tide changed completely. According to a recent browser/IQ study by AptiQuant, a Vancouver-based Psychometric Consulting company, Opera users are now the smartest of all, with an IQ score of almost 130.
The IQ test was conducted on 101,326 individuals aged 16 and above, and the results were grouped according to their browser of choice. Unsurprisingly, users of the outdated Internet Explorer 6 scored the lowest IQ. Users of IE 7, IE 8 and IE 9 fared just slightly better, but their IQ are still considerably lower than that of Firefox, Chrome and Safari users.
Since an online IQ test is not the most scientific way to prove anything, it’d be generalizing to call Internet Explorer users dumb. Still, some of these Explorers are attempting to make the report more believable by threatening a lawsuit. Is that just low IQ or EQ? Or both?