The Daily Beast ranks Metros according to their Brain Power and who comes out on top? Ahem, looks like its Raleigh-Durham with a simulated Metro IQ of 170.

San Francisco, a perennial favorite as Nerd Capital comes in close at 165. A few more clicks gets you to that “other” southeastern city that boasts so many bloggers. Perhaps, they spend too much time trying not to have bicycle accidents as they peddle their way to work. This is time that could be spent reading DCers. Or enjoying the many wonderful culinary delights of Northern Virginia. That’s time that could be spent running regressions Fairfaxers.

Its not about dubious “quality of life measures.” Its about how many degrees you have. He who dies having read the most books wins!