This Tribune article states that a study has found that firstborns are smarter than the rest...yeah! Social ranking among siblings may determine intelligence levels and firstborns are 2 IQ points higher than the the rest.
*Most American Presidents are the oldest.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I am the oldest child so this is kind of article makes my day! It also makes me feel better since today I did a dimwitted thing that made me feel like a drooling fool. I fell into an elevator! Yes, like in the funny movies...I fell into the elevator! My building has been having some problems lately with our elevators, like they haven't been stopping at the correct point making you have to take a step up or down...or just completely stopping between floors and getting stuck. So, the doors open, I wasn't paying attention enough to look down and check...and bam...fell right on my face into the elevator! So so cute I was! The elevator had stopped about a foot short of the landing! Luckily no one saw this and I didn't get hurt...just felt plain stupid is all! If I am the oldest and my IQ is two points higher than my sisters...then they are in for some serious trouble!