DID YOU KNOW

Myanmar and Ethiopia were formerly known as Burma and Abyssinia respectively.

Most of the Disney producers had no faith in Lion King.

At one time, Hugo Boss, Siemens, IBM, Bayer and Volkswagen all worked for Nazis.

Firstborns tend to have higher IQs and younger ones tend to have more sex.

You’re as much as eight times more likely to be happier if you cuddle regularly with your partner.

The man with the largest penis (13.5 inches), was once stopped by security at airport after noticing alarmingly huge bulge in his pants.

All the women employed by Australian navy are offered free boob jobs by the government.

If all the water on earth is bunched up into a ball, its radius will be less than 700KM

There’s a type of headache that causes the most intense pain a human being can endure called the “Cluster Headache”

After reading the newspaper accounts of a family dying after their refrigerator leaked toxic gas into their home, Albert Einstein and a student invent a refrigerating system with no moving parts known as Einstein Refrigerator, mordern refinements may see it hit the market soon.

Negaholics are people who become addicted to negativity and self-doubt — They find fault in most things and never seem to be satisfied.

Being a drama queen is an actual personality disorder known as the Histrionic personality disorder that affects women 4 times more than men.

Adriana Lima, Victoria Secret’s model was a virgin when she married at 27.

A 2003 study showed that people who eat fish once a week or more are less likely to develop Alzhemier’s disease than those who eat fish less frequently.

At the age of 82, Kurt Vonnegut an American author threatened to sue Pall Mall cigarettes for $1 billion for not being able to kill him.

When an ant dies it gives a special odor to indicate to other ants that it is dead an then taken to a graveyard.

Yahoo in the year 1997 turned down the offer to acquire Google for just $1 million, a company thats worth $200 billion today.

Peter the great of Russia made his wife look at the face of her lover that he beheaded, everyday after finding about their affair.

The company that owns Trojan condoms, Church & Dwight, also owns the First Response pregnancy tests.

A Russian woman in the 1700s gave birth to 16pairs of twins, 7sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets in just 40years with the same man.

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QUESTION OF THE DAY

With the whole nation anxiously looking forward to the AFCON final against Burkina Faso on sunday, who do you think deserves the Most Valuable Player award of 2013 African Cup of Nations?

9 TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE (By Howard Gardner)

 

1. Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”)
 
Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations).  This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef.  It is also speculated that much of our consumer society exploits the naturalist intelligences, which can be mobilized in the discrimination among cars, sneakers, kinds of makeup, and the like. 
 
2. Musical Intelligence (“Musical Smart”)
 

Musical intelligence is the capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone.  This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalist, and sensitive listeners.  Interestingly, there is often an affective connection between music and the emotions; and mathematical and musical intelligences may share common thinking processes.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence are usually singing or drumming to themselves.  They are usually quite aware of sounds others may miss.
 
 
3. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart)

 
Logical-mathematical intelligence is the ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations.  It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and to use abstract, symbolic thought; sequential reasoning skills; and inductive and deductive thinking patterns.  Logical intelligence is usually well developed in mathematicians, scientists, and detectives.  Young adults with lots of logical intelligence are interested in patterns, categories, and relationships.  They are drawn to arithmetic problems, strategy games and experiments.
 
4. Existential Intelligence
 

Sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why do we die, and how did we get here.
 
5. Interpersonal Intelligence (People Smart”)
 

Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others.  It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others, and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives.  Teachers, social workers, actors, and politicians all exhibit interpersonal intelligence.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence are leaders among their peers, are good at communicating, and seem to understand others’ feelings and motives.
 
6. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“Body Smart”)
 

Bodily kinesthetic intelligence is the capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills.  This intelligence also involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills through mind–body union.  Athletes, dancers, surgeons, and craftspeople exhibit well-developed bodily kinesthetic intelligence.
 
7. Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart)
 

Linguistic intelligence is the ability to think in words and to use language to express and appreciate complex meanings.  Linguistic intelligence allows us to understand the order and meaning of words and to apply meta-linguistic skills to reflect on our use of language.  Linguistic intelligence is the most widely shared human competence and is evident in poets, novelists, journalists, and effective public speakers.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles.
 
8. Intra-personal Intelligence (Self Smart”)
 

Intra-personal intelligence is the capacity to understand oneself and one’s thoughts and feelings, and to use such knowledge in planning and directioning one’s life.  Intra-personal intelligence involves not only an appreciation of the self, but also of the human condition.  It is evident in psychologist, spiritual leaders, and philosophers.  These young adults may be shy.  They are very aware of their own feelings and are self-motivated.
 
9. Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”)
 

Spatial intelligence is the ability to think in three dimensions.  Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulation, graphic and artistic skills, and an active imagination.  Sailors, pilots, sculptors, painters, and architects all exhibit spatial intelligence.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence may be fascinated with mazes or jigsaw puzzles, or spend free time drawing or daydreaming.