A STUDY of the IQ of European nations puts Germany in first place, Britain in eighth and France in 15th position.
According to Richard Lynn of the University of Ulster, Britons have an average IQ of 100. The French scored 94 and top of the table were the Germans, with an IQ of 107.
Professor Lynn has sparked controversy in the past when he claimed men were more intelligent than women by about five IQ points.
The reason he gave for the differences amongst European nations was that people in Northern Europe had developed larger brains due to a different diet.
Professor Lynn also said that people living in cities were more intelligent than those in the countryside, which could be attributed to bright people moving to urban areas for employment.