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  Britain's brainiest live in Brighton
Updated 28 February 2003, 13.37
Brainy Brighton
Brain boxes live in Brighton, according to a new internet survey.

South coast clever clogs managed to correctly answer 87% of tough teasers set by computer giant Microsoft.

Brighton is home to a few famous celebs, including Fatboy Slim, Chris Eubank and Emma Bunton.

Fact File
Top five brainiest areas
Brighton 87%
Leicester 70%
Southampton 67%
Bristol 66%
Aberdeen 65%

But there were black marks for those from the Black Country. People in Wolverhampton scored the lowest, answering only 36% of the answers right.

More than 20,000 visitors to MSN's website were asked to answer 10 multiple choice questions from a selection of 500 random ones.

Easy peasey?

There were some pretty easy questions mixed in with a few toughies.

One was "Who is the England football captain?"

Fact File
Least brainiest areas
Coventry 51%
Dundee 51%
Swansea 50%
Cambridge 49%
Wolverhampton 36%

Duh - David Beckham of course.

But there was one question which stumped everyone apparently.

What are the doldrums?

If you're stumped, we've written the answer below - backwards for you!


!rotauqe eht revo erusserp cirehpsomta wol fo aera

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