Couch potatoes rejoice - a new study has found that laziness correlates with high intelligence.

The study, by scientists from Florida Gulf Coast University, found people with a high IQ rarely get bored, leading them to spend more time lost in thought.

It suggested less intelligent people are more prone to boredom, leading them to do more physical activity as a result.

The researchers, lead by  led by Todd McElroy,  used a psychology test to identify students who expressed a strong desire to think a lot, and students who were more keen to avoid things which were mentally taxing.

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