That's right: They all have surnames starting with letters early in the alphabet ... and that might not be a coincidence. It makes sense when you think about it. It all starts in school: Not all teachers organize their students alphabetically, but many do. This means that little Timmy Aalders will probably get more attention from teachers than little Timmy Zywiec -- children with names that show up later in the alphabet often have to stand at the end of the line, sit in the back of the classroom, and work from the crappy textbooks left after everyone else chose first.
The seating part is particularly important, since multiple studies back up the claim that the closer you sit to the front of the classroom, the better you perform in class -- and that's regardless of whether that front-row seat was assigned to you or you chose it yourself (nerd). If you're in the back of the class, you'll be asked to participate less often, and the average 10-year-old won't exactly go out of his or her way to correct that.
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Which leaves more time for Aerodynamics 101.