This Is Apparently The Most Intelligent Star Sign

Tough luck, Capricorns.

star signs of nobel prize winners
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Tough luck, Capricorns.

Now that we’ve officially entered Virgo season, we have some exciting news for those who happen to be Virgos, Libras and Geminis. According to a new study, it turns out that anybody born under those stars is more likely to be super intelligent and could even wind up snagging a Nobel Prize.

The team behind Go Compare analysed over a century of Nobel Prize awards and 900 different winners to figure out which star signs were the most prevalent. Gemini swooped into first place with 97 winners, with Libra following closely behind with 93 and Virgos at 88. If you’re wondering if any names you recognise happen to be among them, Literature winner Bob Dylan happens to be a Gemini and peace prize winners Jimmy Carter Jr. and Mother Teresa are both Libras and Virgos respectively.

As for who trailed along at the very bottom? Well, it’s not great news for Capricorns who had just 57 winners. (Famous Capricorn Martin Luther King Jr. did win a Peace prize though, so you can wear that badge with prize.) I personally feel slightly attacked as a Leo, since Leos and Scorpios came in second last with 64 each.

I mean at the end of the day, this is all just a bit of fun really. In all honesty, we'd be lucky to be as intelligent as anybody on the Nobel Prize list.

On the flip side though, Capricorns are supposed to be the most successful star sign according to another study by UK Domain. After charting the star signs of a bunch of CEOs, they found that Capricorns, Geminis and Libras came top of the list. When it comes to which star sign plays the hardest though, another study revealed that the zodiac signs with the most active sex life are Aquariuses, Virgos, Tauruses and Pisces'. (Sorry, Aries - you ranked rock bottom. Here's our list of the best sex toys for women, if you need it.)

Wondering where else the other star signs came on the list? Here’s the full list below, along with some of the corresponding Nobel Prize winners…

1. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

97 winners

star signs of nobel prize winners

Bob Dylan - Gemini / Dezo Hoffmann/REX/Shutterstock
(Image credit: Dezo Hoffmann/REX/Shutterstock)

2. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

93 winners

3. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

88 winners

4. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

81 winners

star signs of nobel prize winners

Malala Yousafzai - Cancer / Cristopher Rogel Blanquet/El Universal via ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock
(Image credit: Cristopher Rogel Blanquet/El Universal via ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock)

5. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

76 winners

star signs of nobel prize winners

Al Gore - Aries / Anthony Harvey/BAFTA/REX/Shutterstock
(Image credit: Anthony Harvey/BAFTA/REX/Shutterstock)

6. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

73 winners

7. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

71 winners

8. Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

66 winners

star signs of nobel prize winners

Albert Einstein - Pisces / Granger/REX/Shutterstock
(Image credit: Granger/REX/Shutterstock)

9. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

65 winners

10. Leo (July 23 - August 22)

64 winners

star signs of nobel prize winners

Barack Obama - August / Sipa USA/REX/Shutterstock
(Image credit: Sipa USA/REX/Shutterstock)

11. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

64 winners

12. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

57 winners

Megan C. Hills

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