At least when it comes to their fans’ SAT scores, Lil’ Wayne and Beethoven are officially at opposite ends of the scale.
Virgil Griffith, a supernerd with a great head of hair whose work has appeared on The Colbert Report and whose self-reported life goal is "to create a machine who feels," has just released a study correlating favorite bands at different schools, as listed on Facebook, and the average SAT scores at those schools. Beethoven’s far out in front with a 1346-1396 range, and Weezy brings up the rear with an 856-896.
Some of the results were unsurprising — Dave Matthews Band, for example, falls smack-dab in the middle of the group, with a range of about 1050-1080. But Guster beats out Johnny Cash by a solid 150 points, which just doesn’t seem right.