IQ Ranking of Middle East nations

Average IQ of Middle East nations.

Israel – 94
Turkey – 90
Iraq – 87
Jordan – 87
Syria – 87
Lebanon – 86
Iran – 84
Libya – 84
Bahrain – 83
Egypt – 83
Kuwait – 83
Oman – 83
Saudi Arabia – 83
United Arab Emirates – 83
Yemen – 83
Qatar – 78

IQ Ranking by Country

This data was taken from the book IQ and the Wealth of Nations (2002) written by Richard Lynn, and Tatu Vanhanen.

intelligence quotient ranking by country

The top 5 is dominated by Asian countries with Hong Kong on top.

IQ Ranking Country IQ (Intelligence Quotient)
1 1 Hong Kong  107
2 2 Korea, South  106
3 3 Japan  105
4 Korea, North  105
4 5 Taiwan  104
5 6 Austria  102
7 Germany  102
8 Italy  102
9 Netherlands  102
6 10 Luxembourg  101
11 Sweden  101
12 Switzerland  101
7 13  Belgium  100
14 China  100
15 New
Zealand 
100
16 Singapore  100
17 United
Kingdom 
100
8 18 Hungary  99
19 Poland  99
20 Spain  99
9 21 Australia 98
22 Denmark  98
23 France  98
24 Iceland  98
25 Mongolia  98
26 Norway  98
27 United
States 
98
10 28 Canada  97
29 Czech
Republic 
97
30 Estonia  97
31 Finland  97
32 Latvia  97
33 Lithuania  97
11 34 Argentina 96
35 Belarus  96
36 Russia  96
37 Slovakia  96
38 Ukraine  96
39 Uruguay  96
40 Vietnam  96
12 41 Malta  95
42 Moldova  95
43 Portugal  95
44 Slovenia  95
13 45 Israel  94
46 Romania  94
14 47 Armenia 93
48 Bulgaria  93
49 Chile  93
50 Georgia  93
51 Ireland  93
52 Kazakhstan  93
53 Macedonia  93
54 Yugoslavia  93
15 55 Brunei 92
56 Cyprus  92
57 Greece  92
58 Malaysia  92
16 59 Costa Rica  91
60  Thailand  91
17 61 Albania  90
62 Croatia  90
63 Peru  90
64 Turkey  90
18 65 Cambodia  89
66 Indonesia  89
67 Laos  89
68 Suriname  89
19 69 Colombia  88
70 Venezuela  88
20 71 Azerbaijan 87
72 Brazil 87
73 Iraq  87
74 Jordan  87
75 Kyrgyzstan  87
76 Mexico  87
77 Samoa
(Western) 
87
78 Syria  87
79 Tajikistan  87
80 Tonga  87
81 Turkmenistan  87
82 Uzbekistan  87
21 83 Burma
(Myanmar) 
86
84 Lebanon  86
85 Philippines  86
22 86 Bolivia  85
87 Cuba  85
88 Morocco  85
89 Paraguay  85
23 90 Algeria  84
91 Dominican
Republic 
84
92 El Salvador  84
93 Fiji  84
94 Guyana  84
95 Honduras  84
96 Iran  84
97 Kiribati  84
98 Libya  84
99 Marshall
Islands 
84
100 Micronesia  84
101 Nicaragua  84
102 Panama  84
103 Papua New
Guinea 
84
104 Puerto Rico  84
105 Solomon
Islands 
84
106 Tunisia  84
107 Vanuatu  84
24 108 Afghanistan 83
109 Bahrain 83
110 Belize  83
111 Egypt  83
112 Kuwait  83
113 Oman  83
114 Saudi Arabia  83
115 United Arab
Emirates 
83
116 Yemen  83
25 117  Bangladesh 81
118 India  81
119 Maldives  81
120 Mauritius  81
121 Pakistan  81
122 Seychelles  81
123 Sri Lanka  81
26 124 Ecuador  80
125 Trinidad &
Tobago 
80
27 126 Comoros  79
127 Guatemala  79
128 Madagascar  79
28 129 Bahamas  78
130 Barbados  78
131 Bhutan  78
132 Cape Verde  78
133 Nepal  78
134 Qatar  78
29 135 Zambia  77
30 136 Antigua & Barbuda 75
137 Dominica  75
138 Grenada  75
139 St. Kitts &
Nevis 
75
140 St. Lucia  75
141 St.Vincent/Grenadines  75
31 142 Congo (Braz)  73
143 Mauritania  73
144 Uganda  73
32 145 Botswana  72
146 Chad  72
147 Haiti  72
148 Jamaica  72
149 Kenya  72
150 Lesotho  72
151 Mosambique  72
152 Namibia  72
153 South
Africa 
72
154 Sudan  72
155 Swaziland  72
156 Tanzania  72
33 157 Côte
d’Ivoire 
71
158 Ghana  71
159 Malawi  71
34 160 Burundi  70
161 Cameroon  70
162 Rwanda  70
35 163 Angola  69
164  Benin  69
165 Togo  69
36 166 Central African Rep.  68
167 Djibouti  68
168 Eritrea  68
169 Mali  68
170 Somalia  68
37 171 Niger  67
172 Nigeria  67
38 173 Burkina
Faso 
66
174 Gabon  66
175 Zimbabwe 66
39 176 Congo (Zaire)  65
40 177 61 Gambia  64
178 Liberia  64
179 Senegal  64
180 Sierra Leone  64
41 181 Ethiopia  63
182 Guinea  63
183 GuineaBissau 63
42 184 Equatorial Guinea  59
185 Sao
Tome/Principe 
59

Nike was Founded on a Handshake

The internationally known sports brand Nike was founded by two Americans, namely Bill Bowerman a track and field coach, and Phil Knight, a middle-distance runner. Both are from Oregon.

The two were a match made in heaven. Bowerman was a running coach who was always tinkering anything to improve the running shoes for his runners. While Knight, was also a business graduate from Stanford University.

Initially, in 1964 they were just a distributor for a Japanese brand, Tiger. Both pledged 500$ each, shook hands and formed Blue Ribbon Sports. They ordered 300 pairs of Tiger shoes in January.

Nike founders

Since both of them had full-time jobs, they hired Jeff Johnson to run the fledging business for them. Johnson was also a runner himself.

The 1970s was the golden era of Blue Ribbon Sports. Johnson was a valuable asset for the company, he setup the mail-order system and the first retail store. He was the one who named their first product, Nike.

The Nike check logo, known worldwide as “Swoosh,” was designed by Carolyn Davidson, a graphic design student at Portland State University.

How adidas Got its Name?

I never really bothered how adidas (yep, small caps) got its name. I came to know this brand when I was probably 6 years old in the mid 1980s, it was so popular among adults back then.

Then I visited the adidas website recently, looking for the marketing department’s email, and while reading its short history, I discovered that the name “adidas” was actually the combination of the fist name and last name of its founder – Adi Dassler a german entrepreneur. Dassler’s full name is Adolf Dassler, so “Adi” is his nickname.

I love adidas for its durability.

adidas logo

When Fast Food Employees Play with Our Food

When fast food employees goes mental, and even brag about their misbehaviors by posting photos on the social medias such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Taco Bell employee added unwanted extra liquid on a customers’ tacos.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

A Taco Bell worker licking a stack of tacos.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

A Subway employee posted a photo on his Instagram account of his froze urine. This guy indeed is the priest of weed.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

From the same priest of weed, he stick his penis on a Subway sandwich he is preparing. Although he denied that he was doing it in his home.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

In Russia, a hungry pizza delivery man ate the toppings of the pizza he is delivering to a customer, but he was caught by the camera inside the elevator .
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

A Pizza Hut manager caught on camera urinating on the kitchen sink.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

Two of the three KFC employees taking a bath at the kitchen sink.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

A KFC employee licking on mashed potatoes.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

A Domino’s Pizza worker sticking a cheese into his nose and put them on the pizza.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

At the Burger King kitchen, an employee stomping on the salad with his shoes on. He must have cleaned those shoes before doing the despicable act.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

Hhhm, Burger King again. A smoking employee turned the kitchen sink into a bath tub.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

Wendy’s sundae are so delicious, that this worker could not help but do this.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

Meanwhile in Burger King in Japan, a very tired but smiling employee laying down on burger buns on the floor.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

Soccer Players are Ready for the New Adidas Boots

Herzogenaurach, Monday 12th May – No team has ever won the FIFA World Cup™ without giving it their all. It‘s about team work, togetherness, passion and whole nations uniting and coming together for a common cause. The FIFA World Cup™ is the pinnacle of any player’s career, it‘s where the best meet the very best and where icons are made. It‘s about pure devotion knowing that your actions will define history. And there is only one way to approach it – either you go hard or you go home. You stand or you fall. You unite or divide. It‘s black or white. It‘s all in or nothing.

With one month to go until the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, adidas today launched Battle Pack, the official footwear collection for the tournament.

adidas Battle Pack features a new boot from each of the five adidas boot ranges adizero™ f50, predator®, nitrocharge™, 11pro and adizero™ f50 Messi, each with its own disruptive black and white pattern to stand out on the pitch. Every boot has been designed with an aggressive identity and cutting edge technology. adidas Battle Pack will be worn on-field during the FIFA World Cup™ by the full roster of adidas players including Leo Messi and Oscar to Dani Alves and Luis Suarez.

messi,oscar,suarez,alves,ozil adidas

The black and white colourway is a visual representation of the adidas “all in or nothing” 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ campaign, with each boot exactly 50% white and 50% black. The only colour featuring on the boots is the fiery gold colours of the iconic three stripes of adidas, representing the ultimate reward of the FIFA World Cup trophy. The adizero™ f50 Messi is the only exception with an added blue and white colourway, inspired by the national colours of Leo Messi’s native Argentina.

adidas soccer football boots

The black and white patterns of the boots have been inspired by the warpaint of native warriors and the iconic pavement patterns of ancient Mesopotamia perfected on the Copacabana beach. The individual patterns are designed to express the attributes of each boot, as well as the attitude and abilities of the player type who wears them as they fight for victory – speed, bravery, control, energy and agility.

Markus Baumann, Senior VP for Global Football at adidas said: “For Battle Pack, we wanted the boots to be highly visible on pitch and stand out from the extreme range of colour everyone expects to see in Brazil. Our FIFA World Cup campaign is “all in or nothing” and this mindset is represented perfectly through the black and white colourway chosen for the boots. In addition, we wanted to pay homage to a unique Brazilian design and the powers associated with the boots and style of the players wearing them. They will help prepare our players for battle in Brazil, as they aim for glory.”

adidas shot 11 pro
The 11pro worn by Philipp Lahm and Frank Lampard retains the classic attributes that allow players to control the game.

The Battle Pack launch marks the next stage of the adidas “all in or nothing” 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ campaign. The tournament is the world’s largest single-sport event and the ultimate platform for the adidas state-of-the-art footwear. The most exciting professional players in the world will wear the new adidas Battle Pack boots on-field for the first time during the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final in Lisbon and during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The Messi f50, f50 and Predator Battlepack boots will be available to purchase from Monday 26th May at leading adidas and sports stores in the Philippines.

For further information please visit adidas.com/worldcup or go to facebook.com/adidas.

“Boko Haram” meaning

Boko – book
Haram – forbidden or proscribed by Islamic law

So it could mean “forbidden book”.

Boko Haram is not “Western Education is a sin”. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour even mentioned it in her program. That’s what we get when our source for information is Wikipedia.

Although, Wikipedia changed it now.

Forever Blue, Forever Chelsea

adidas and Chelsea Football Club Launch 2014/15 Home Kit and Immortalise Players’ Special Moments Forever

London, 4th April 2014 – Introducing “Forever Blue”, the new campaign from adidas and Chelsea Football Club designed to launch the new home kit for the 2014/15 season. Chelsea Football Club and adidas are delighted to unveil the new home kit for the 2014/15 season.
The launch is accompanied by an exciting new campaign, ‘Forever Blue’, featuring a stunning video in which five Chelsea players are captured in their favourite Chelsea moment and immortalised in unique sculptures.

Chelsea soccer jersey

Narrated by manager, Jose Mourinho, the video references iconic goals, saves and celebrations that will live long in the memory. It features Petr Cech’s penalty save from Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger which set up our first Champions League success in 2012, Fernando Torres’s opening goal against Benfica in last season’s Europa League final, Gary Cahill’s volleyed strike against Spurs, Oscar’s wonder goal against Juventus and most recently Eden Hazard’s hat-trick against Newcastle in the Premier League.

The campaign, which follows on from last year’s memorable “It’s Blue. What else matters?” imagery, sees the players eventually breaking free from their sculptures to reveal the new kit for the 2014/15 season, ready to create many more moments that will be Forever Blue.

The new shirt is designed using engineered fabric showing contrasting blue tones on the front panel, including a two-tone striped design, and also includes the latest premium adidas technologies such as the industry-leading breathable material – ClimaCool. The design takes inspiration from club kits in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Chelsea FC Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said: ‘We are very proud to have once again worked with adidas to deliver a standout campaign to launch our new home kit for the 2014/15 season. The creative theme of “Forever Blue” and capturing those memorable moments that will live in the minds of our players and fans is a great way to bring the new kit to life.’

Petr Cech added: ‘The players all love to get involved in these campaigns and the idea of being “Forever Blue” is something that everyone at the club can relate to, as we all have our own unique memories from our careers. I know that my moment in the Champions League final will stay with me forever and I am excited to see that my sculpture will help me share that moment with the fans.’

Adidas Brand Director, Nick Craggs comments on the new launch:
“Chelsea Football Club is steeped in history. History is made with every goal, assist, tackle and clean sheet. The players at the club are adding new chapters to the history of the Premier League every week. Working with the players and identifying their moments over recent years in adidas shirts, we have managed to create a compelling campaign that will remain with the club forever.
“It is not just about wearing the shirt; it’s what you do in the shirt. For the fans. For the team. For the colour and for the future.”

The new kit will be available in the Philippines at leading adidas and Bootcamp stores on April 30.

For more information on adidas football, please visit www.facebook.com/adidas
About adidas
adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a corporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade and Rockport.

About Chelsea Football Club
Chelsea Football Club is one of the world’s top football clubs. UEFA Champions League winners in 2012, Chelsea FC followed that success by lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in 2013. Founded in 1905, Chelsea is London’s most central football club, based at the iconic 42,000-capacity Stamford Bridge stadium.

Nicknamed ‘The Blues’, Chelsea are three-time English Premier League champions and have also lifted the FA Cup seven times, the Football League Cup four times, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice, the UEFA Super Cup once and the Football League Championship once, in 1955. The Europa League triumph saw Chelsea become the first English club to win all three major UEFA competitions, and the first club ever to hold both the Champions League and Europa League at the same time.

Additionally, the Chelsea Foundation boasts one of the most extensive community initiatives in sport, working in 29 countries around the world, helping improve the lives of more than 700,000 children and young people each year.

What is Tokophobia?

Tokophobia is the fear of pregnancy.

According to National Center for Biotechnology Information of the United States, “Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.”

It has two classifications, primary or secondary.

Primary is morbid fear of childbirth in a woman, who has no previous experience of pregnancy. Secondary is morbid fear of childbirth developing after a traumatic obstetric event in a previous pregnancy. A case of tokophobia with depression who responded to fluoxetine is being described.

Names banned in Saudi Arabia

The following names below are banned in Saudi Arabia.

Malaak (angel)
Abdul Aati
Abdul Naser
Abdul Musleh
Nabi (prophet)
Nabiyya (female prophet)
Amir (prince)
Sumuw (highness)
Al Mamlaka (the kingdom)
Malika (queen)
Mamlaka (kingdom)
Tabarak (blessed)
Nardeen
Maya
Linda
Randa
Basmala (utterance of the name of God)
Taline
Aram
Nareej
Rital
Alice
Sandy
Rama (Hindu god)
Maline
Elaine
Inar
Maliktina
Lareen
Kibrial
Lauren
Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin)
Naris
Yara
Sitav
Loland
Tilaj
Barrah
Abdul Nabi
Abdul Rasool
Jibreel (angel Gabriel)
Abdul Mu’een
Abrar
Iman
Bayan
Baseel
Wireelam

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Michael Moore, the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11 lost almost 70 pounds.
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Drew Carey lost nearly 80 pounds in a span of two years.
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The Green Hornet star Seth Rogen lost almost 40 pounds.
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