An “incredibly close relationship” exists between chocolate consumption and the number of Nobel prize laureates per capita. This was among the findings of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which compared the number of Nobel Prize winners in a country as a measure of national intelligence, and that nation’s chocolate consumption. Franz Messerli of Colombia University said that “there is less than one-in-10,000 probability” that the correlation between the two is only by chance. Switzerland, it turns out, had the highest choco consumption per head and the highest number of Nobel Prize winners per capita. Sweden however did not follow the trend as the Swedes ate much less chocolate but still produced a high number of Nobel laureates.
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