And this isn’t the only case of vast differences among siblings. Another study conducted showed that the second-born children are also more likely to be trouble makers. Makes sense considering being funny and causing a bit of trouble tend to go hand in hand. 

Author Kevin Leman notes in his book My Youngest, There’s No One Like You, that plenty of comedians are the youngest in the family, including Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy, Goldie Hawn, Drew Carey, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, and the late Charlie Chaplin. So there might just be some truth to it. 

Definitely something to think about at your next family gathering.

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