People who like Friends do better in exams

Harriet Marsden@harriet1marsden
Friday 14 October 2016 13:00
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Why do bad exam results happen to good people?!

The age-old conundrum.

But they might have finally cracked the code of how to get better exam results without actually doing any work (buzzword alert).

DIRECTV did a highly scientific survey exploring the relationship between TV shows and intelligence - how watching particular programs might make you smarter (or how intelligence affects which shows you view).

They polled popular state universities around the US and compared people's SAT scores to the TV shows they watched the most.

It turns out that classic TV show Friends was a favourite of those with better results.



Ditto South Park, Seinfeld and The Simpsons.


In the Comedy vs Drama match-up, 75 per cent of comedy fans had higher-than-average SAT scores, compared to 36 per cent of drama-lovers.


The Simpsons was the 'Most Liked Show' across the board: both at the University of Michigan (highest average SAT score) and the University of West Virginia (second lowest).



Now you can legitimately say: "We were on a STUDY BREAK!"

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