Monday, June 25, 2007

I'm the smart one! :D

Birth order may modestly affect IQ scores, favoring firstborn children, according to a new study.

The study, published in the journal Science, shows about a two-point gap in average IQ scores among firstborn men and men with living older siblings.

The study included nearly 244,000 teenage men in Norway. The men, who were 18-19 years old, took an intelligence test as part of Norway's compulsory military board examination.

The researchers included Petter Kristensen, MD, PhD, MSc, of Norway's National Institute of Occupational Health.

They noted whether the young men had any older siblings, including brothers or sisters who were stillborn or died in childhood.

Firstborn men had average IQ scores that were slightly higher than second-born men with living siblings. The same was true of second-born men and third-born men with living siblings.
But strict birth order wasn't the only important factor.

Birth Order Research

Men who had an elder sibling who had died had roughly the same IQ scores as firstborn children, the study shows.

Biological birth order (which includes all children in a family, including those who have died) and social birth order (which includes all living children in a family) may be equally important with respect to children's IQ scores, note Kristensen and colleagues.

The results held when the researchers considered other factors, including the parents' education, mother's age when she gave birth, and babies' birth weight.

However, an editorial published with the study points out that before age 12, younger children tend to outscore their older brothers and sisters on intelligence tests.

"This is because the younger sibling, being linguistically and cognitively less mature, degrades the firstborn's intellectual environment, whereas the older sibling enriches the secondborn's environment," writes editorialist Frank Sulloway, PhD, of the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California, Berkeley.

That pattern seems to reverse over time, perhaps because older children get an intelligence boost from being their younger siblings' informal tutors in the ways of the world, Sulloway notes.

Calling the Norwegian study "elegantly designed," Sulloway says the greatest challenge is to find other large data sets to investigate other possible explanations for the findings.

Source: WebMD

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Gmail Vs Yahoo Mail.

First ..
Yahoo! Mail.

I think whatever yahoo does, it can't beat google in anyway :D
See, i signed up in both gmail and yahoo at the same time. But if you take a look at the pic, spam messages 519 in 3 days ??! and mail messages 148 (They are also like spam, almost)!
Yahoo Mail 2

I hate Yahoo Because...
  • It gives Lots and lots of spam
  • It has got animated flash ads
  • The load time is lot more than Gmail
  • I hate the user interface
  • No arrangement of messages into chat (as gmail does)
  • No Free Pop Access
The only thing positive is..
  • Unlimited Storage (But who cares!)

Gmail has got the most elegant email interface.. Really a great interface.

Things i love in Gmail.
  • Elegant interface (I love blue)
  • Fast and Accurate Search
  • Free POP Access
  • Arrangement of messages as chats..
  • Fastest loading (Avg.. 1 sec, [Sign in to Inbox])
  • No Ads, only related ads.. that too in text format
  • Labels instead of Folders
  • Starred items
  • Lovely contacts
  • Chat inside Gmail...
The list never ends

There is not a single thing, that i hate about Gmail.

Finally. Gmail Rocks, Yahoo Mail! Sucks. That's the conclusion

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Recently, I became a Metal Rock Fan!

I enjoyed these holidays mostly by playing "Need For Speed - Most Wanted (1.3 Black Edition)".
You might be knowing this, NFSMW contains metal rock tracks as the background music for racing. I was used to listening to the metal rock songs from then! Now I am a fan of Metal Rock, but only after Michael Jackson.

One of my favorite tracks is Hyper - We Control..
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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah... Just Rocking... lol

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The longest words in english language!

Place name 
Its a 85 letter word.

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the Māori name for an otherwise unremarkable hill, 305 metres high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The name is often shortened to Taumata by the locals for ease of conversation.

Techincal Word

In its complete form, the 1185-letter word is:


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Not really a good day!

The day was almost perfect expect for the pain in my lower abdomen, during the first half of the day. I was in the toilet about 1 or 2 hours ! The second half was very good as usual.
Our house is in construction.. the pillars and the basement is almost over. And we are moving to our new place (actually, the place from where i came from), so that we can monitor the construction.
Today I watched the movie, Lion king 2. Really a great movie, I personally say you to watch the movie when you get a chance.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Shifted to safari!

I recently read news that safari is on windows too.. and i thought to give it a try. I downloaded Safari this morning. Its really a great browser. Its fast, simple, looks neat. In word, i can say its better than firefox! 
But there are some errors of course, but remember its still in 3.01 (Beta) for windows. I'll wait for the full version to come. and i'll completely shift to Safari! 

I recently came acrosss many apple products, like iTunes, iPod etc. And i'm thinking of buying Mac OS X too. 
Well gotta go and enjoy the day! Its 9 AM here! 

Physics Guy Rapping!

Check out this cool video, I found in Youtube.
You'll love it for sure.

Now about my day...
Cool and a very normal day for me. No ups and downs. This day just went very smoothly.
My admission in my college is confirmed.
It was rainy day of course. Very cool weather. Today i bought a better TV tuner to my computer. Its UMAX TVision. Nice picture quality, nice sound.

As usual gotta go now... Bye.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Boring Holidays!

Holidays are so boring... My college starts in September last week. Still 3 more months...
And these holidays get more boring everyday..
I planned to learn music, and car driving. I can't continue my music classes because, we are moving to another place, which is far away from here. Yeah, I finished my car lessons, and i can drive pretty well now, but I have to wait till I am 18 years old, for a drivers' license. No Problem, I can wait. :)

I have to make new plans for this 3 months, may be some vacation job, or something. I'll make some arrangement so that I won't get bored. I hate boring days..
Just finished my Dinner, Its 11 PM here. Now, i go to the terrace and enjoy the night Sky till 12.00 AM.

Bye for now, Have a nice day... Keep Rocking.! :D

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Best weekend ever!

This weekend was one of the best in my life..
All the credit goes to (The Ultimate Michael jackson Radio). Thanks Mjtunes.
The best thing is .. 2 of my remixes were aired on! Isn't that great :D
The dinner tonight was Hyderabadi Biriyani! (Ummmm.. My personal Favorite).

And i created a new blog on Michael jackson, which contains all the information you want about him.. Though its in construction, there are many things you can enjoy even now. If you are interested please check it out.

I couldn't even sleep tonight, so much energy is flowing in my body!! :D
Its 2.29 AM in India, Gotta Go now.
Enjoy everyone.... Bye
Lots of love....