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The Rev
06-22-2007, 05:09 AM
In the study, Norwegian epidemiologists analyzed data on birth order, health status and I.Q. scores of 241,310 18- and 19-year-old men born from 1967 to 1976, using military records. After correcting for factors that may affect scores, including parents’ education level, maternal age at birth and family size, the researchers found that eldest children scored an average of 103.2, about 3 percent higher than second children (100.3) and 4 percent higher than thirdborns (99.0).

Click here (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/22/science/22sibling.html?ex=1340164800&en=727b74b2fc602af8&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss)

There is something to be said (apparently) about being born first. :wink:

cnc66
06-22-2007, 06:01 AM
been tellin my sister this for years....

ckparrothead
06-22-2007, 09:41 AM
Wow. Worked the opposite in my family. Not to knock my brother but I definitely have a higher IQ. :)

Mindwarp
06-22-2007, 09:43 AM
been tellin my sister this for years....

:hi5:

thejetssuck
06-22-2007, 12:32 PM
Wow. Worked the opposite in my family. Not to knock my brother but I definitely have a higher IQ. :)

Same here, I have 2 older sisters, the oldest has the lowest IQ. I am the youngest and have the highest. I RULE!!!:ninja:

Alex44
06-22-2007, 12:34 PM
Mine is 135.......I don't know what my little sister has since she is only 12 :lol:

Stitches
06-22-2007, 02:01 PM
I have a higher IQ then my bro, even though he's 1st born. He's also got his degree in EE and only makes $.90 more an hour than me, and I'm only an ChE intern. (Just adding insult to injury)