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Cursing, staying up late, being messy may be signs of intelligence

A recent article published by Business Insider cities three separate studies claiming people who stay up later -- and use swear words from time to time -- may have a higher IQ / Source: Wikipedia Commons A recent article published by Business Insider cities three separate studies claiming people who stay up later -- and use swear words from time to time -- may have a higher IQ / Source: Wikipedia Commons

(FOX Carolina) - Do you curse a lot, stay up late, and tend to be messy? Then you may be highly intelligent, according to a Business Insider article that cites three separate studies.

One study found that people who could name the most swear words often scored higher on IQ tests, offering a counterargument to old claims that people who rely on curse words have a limited vocabulary.

A second study found that intelligent people are night owls, and that scientific research has also linked staying up late with higher IQ scores.

Thirdly, another study found that having a messy desk is also a sign of intelligence. The study authors said a messy environment can lead to more creative thinking.

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