If you want to know the record holder for the lowest IQ in the world, then you're in the right place. Many people say that George Bush, Paris Hilton, or Miss South Carolina have the lowest IQ. But in fact those claims have no basis. Usually an IQ under 70 is categorized as "Definite feeble-mindedness", 5% of people have an IQ under 70 and this is generally considered as the benchmark for "mental retardation", a condition of limited mental ability in that it produces difficulty in adapting to the demands of life. However, people with smooth brains or lissencaphaly tend to get the lowest IQ's, which is around 20. Adaptive behavior ratings scales can go lower, but there's really no point, because once you get to IQ's that low, there's virtually no real difference in performance. And since IQ scores are considered to be confidential, it would be extremely unethical for a person's IQ score to be revealed in public.
Did you know that Lissencephaly, which literally means smooth brain, is a rare brain formation disorder caused by defective neuronal migration during the 12th to 24th weeks of gestation, resulting in a lack of development of brain folds (gyri) and grooves (sulci). Children with lissencephaly are severely neurologically impaired and often die within several months of birth.
Symptoms: Affected children display severe psychomotor retardation, failure to thrive, seizures, and muscle spasticity or hypotonia. Other symptoms of the disorder may include unusual facial appearance, difficulty swallowing, and anomalies of the hands, fingers, or toes.
Treatment for those with lissencephaly is symptomatic and depends on the severity and locations of the brain malformations. Supportive care may be needed to help with comfort and nursing needs. Seizures may be controlled with medication and hydrocephalus may require shunting. If feeding becomes difficult, a gastrostomy tube may be considered.
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Bill Gates, futurist and America's richest person with a net worth of 56 billion dollars, has with help from billionaire buddy Warren Buffett, convinced nearly 60 of the world's wealthiest to sign his "Giving Pledge," promising to donate the majority of their wealth to charity either during their lifetime or after death. He is no longer the planet's richest person, but that's because he's given away $30 billion to his foundation.
Warren Buffett, the venerable investor's Berkshire Hathaway climbed more than 15% over the last year adding $3 billion to his fortune. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse and long-standing friends." Buffett faked breathing problems when he was 12 so he could move back to Omaha from Washington, D.C., where his father was a freshman congressman. He had read every book about investing in stocks in the Omaha Public Library by the time he was 12. He met value investor Benjamin Graham at Columbia; bought textile firm Berkshire Hathaway 1965, and transformed it into massive holding company: food, insurance, utilities, industrials. Buffett acquired railroad giant Burlington Northern Santa Fe for $26 billion in 2009.
Did you know that in the United States at the end of 2001, 10% of the population owned 71% of the wealth and the top 1% owned 38%. On the other hand, the bottom 40% owned less than 1% of the nation's wealth.
According to this 2006 study by the Federal Reserve System, from 1989 to 2004, the distribution in the United States had been changing with indications there was a greater concentration of wealth held by the top 10% and top 1% of the population.