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Eldest Children Are Not The Best Drivers, Says Research

Eldest children are not always the best at everything, are they?


Eldest children, also commonly tagged as the firstborns, are typically the most everything in the family. They are usually the favorite of either one or both of the parents, or some other members of the family. Though other children may disagree, the firstborn is always either the most beautiful, most successful, and as one study had said, the cleverest. Not in this case, though!

“First-born children are typically associated with strong personalities,” psychologist Dr. Seda Gragossian. As it turns out, researchers at the Southern California Child Study Center find bossiness to be more prevalent in firstborns. It seems the eldest children do not only dominate their youngest sibling, but are also more likely to do so on the road. As such, they are not exactly the safest drivers.

Eldest children who drive tend to show dominance on the roads.


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In a study by Privilege Car Insurance which looked at 1,395 drivers’ habits, concluded that the eldest children are more likely to speed and receive fines. They are also more likely to break traffic rules. Researchers revealed that 47 percent of the firstborns who drive tend to cut off other drivers. 30 percent of the firstborn drivers use their mobile phones while behind the wheel and 17 percent apply makeup while driving.

They hog lanes and drive in the middle of the road, rather than stick to their lanes.


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22 percent end up in minor accidents, while 15 percent get in serious ones.

But there’s variation in subjects too. Researchers found that the driving safety vary in relation to the birth order. It seems, the accident rates were all considerably lower for younger siblings. Luckily, this is not the only good thing about being a younger child.

So what’s good about having an older sibling?

Not only are younger siblings saved from being the guinea pig in the family because of the eldest sibling, they also enjoy certain perks like free advice, free stuff, and even free introduction as the little (insert last name here).

One study conducted by the University of Toronto also said that having an older sibling could help boost their intelligence. Another research from Ohio State University concluded that growing up with brothers or sisters make a person less likely to get divorced.


15 Mesmerizing Photos Taken In Outer Space

These fantastic photos will literally take you out of this world!


If you want to feel just how small you really are, you need only to look up and observe the grandeur of space. Considering the vastness and seeming endlessness of the universe, you will realize that we are just tiny specks of dust in this cosmos.

We live in a fascinatingly mysterious universe. These fantastic photos will literally take you out of this world!

1. Eagle Nebula


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8 Facts About The Monstrous Megalodon

The question is, are they still out there?

People are currently being terrified by the new sci-fi thriller The Meg, which stars Jason Statham versus a 75-foot-long megalodon. But what exactly is it about the creature that made them an apex predator during their time? You'll be surprised to know that the monstrous creatures suffered a sad fate millions of years ago.

The name Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon) actually means "big tooth" and it is a well-earned moniker. Its teeth can measure up to 7 inches and its bite force reportedly measures between 110,000 to 180,000 newtons. That means they didn't need to look for the softest area of their prey, unlike the great white. Interestingly, that's not the only thing that makes these creatures so monstrous.

Here are eight surprising facts about the Megalodon....

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7 Strange Facts About The Planets In Our Solar System

Our solar system is really weird.

Earth truly is beautiful and strange but our home seems relatively harmless compared to the other planets in our solar system. After all, Uranus reportedly smells like rotten eggs due to the hydrogen sulfide in its atmosphere. However, this isn't the strangest thing you will find about our nearest neighbors.

We should be happy with how stable Earth is compared to other planets. Case in point, the dwarf planet Pluto is constantly losing tons of nitrogen from its atmosphere. This is because Pluto is too small to have enough gravity to keep its atmosphere and yet the tiny planet never runs out of nitrogen. Is there a hidden nitrogen factory under Pluto's surface? Scientists are hoping to find out soon.

In the meantime, here are seven strange facts about the other planets in our solar system....

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