Forget Mozart, Bach, and even Duke Ellington: it's Slayer that marks you as a smart kid. Or so says Britain's the Independent: a recent story reported that thrash and metal are now the musical choices of child prodigies everywhere. Nothing like a little "visceral brutality" to keep one's brain at the peak of its powers. We don't know what that says about the U.S. government, where the musical tastes of recent administrations have leaned more toward blues, jazz, and, most recently, hip-hop.
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