Sunderland is UK's 'brainiest city'A survey of intelligence has found that Sunderland is the UK's 'brainiest city'.
Quizfactor.com, the UK's largest quiz site, undertook the research by asking residents of each city 30 questions from a variety of categories. They included: Sport, Art & Literature and History & Politics.
Questions included 'How many points are scored for a converted try in Rugby Union?', 'What is the smallest planet in the solar system?' and 'What is the collective noun for a group of emus?'.
The results found that the cleverest city was Sunderland, who got 71% of answers correct. Exeter and Preston secured second and third place respectively with 68% and 65%.
However, residents of Norwich only scored 35%, meaning they came at the bottom of the table. Peterborough and Edinburgh completed the bottom three with 43% each.
Rick Eastman, marketing director of Quizfactor.com, said: "This was the definitive general intelligence test for the UK; Sunderland did very well to come out on top."
The survey also proved that hair colour has no reflection on intelligence. Blonde, black and red-haired people all scored 54% whilst brunette and grey-haired scored 53%.
Over 5,000 UK residents from 30 cities took part in the survey.