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Kids obsessed with dinosaurs are smarter than those who aren't

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Some kids are absolutely obsessed with dinosaurs. They want dinosaurs all over their room and know the names of even the most obscure dinos — in Latin. This incredible knowledge that children have of certain subjects is called “intense interests” in the world of psychology.   

A third of children develop one of these intense interests throughout their life, whether it be dinosaurs, astronomy, or something else. That obsession tends to make itself clear between 2 and 6 years of age, eventually fading. But in some cases, that interest doesn't get extinguished during childhood and follows the child for a large part of their lives.