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Old 09-01-09, 08:24 AM
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Interestingly, I did think about this when I was 16

And unlike this girl, who bought houses, cocaine, and boobs, I actually fantasied about buying a 1965 fastback mustang, a motorcycle, a house for my mother, a college education, and then enjoying the interest from the remaining money.

I don't think all 16 year olds are this dumb.

https://news.aol.com/article/teenage-...ogers%2F648281
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she's not alone
https://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...rMillions.aspx
https://consumerist.com/316502/1-in-3...within-5-years
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I admit, I never considered buying boobs either.
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A couple of points:

Interesting that you can play the lottery in the UK when you are 16. You have to be 18 in Washington state.

When I was 16, I was already working after school and volunteering as a firefighter/EMT. If I had come into a large sum of money then, I would have squirreled it away for college.

At least she still has her boobs to console herself with.

If I won the lottery now (at age 50), I would buy a series of laddered annuities for retirement.
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wow, that is one really dumb lady.
but honestly, I wouldn't really know what to do with $3 million when I was 16. this is why you can only be a dumb lottary winner after you're 18 in Canada
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https://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news...e-brought.html

This is the original article. As the top picture shows, they are very nice boobs.
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Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
https://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news...e-brought.html

This is the original article. As the top picture shows, they are very nice boobs.
Indeed they are. Thanks for the link.
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i thought if you one while underage here(Georgia), they automatically put it into the bank until you were 18.

sounds like a porn career is next, she is most of the way there, fake boobs and a coke habit.

I am curious into how much she lost into taxes, and if she ever came into an exspensive bicycle
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Indeed. But the implication of the article is that it somehow had to do with the fact that she was 16. I'm not buying that. As they say, the lotto is for the poor and the stupid
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Old 09-01-09, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
i thought if you one while underage here(Georgia), they automatically put it into the bank until you were 18.

sounds like a porn career is next, she is most of the way there, fake boobs and a coke habit.

I am curious into how much she lost into taxes, and if she ever came into an exspensive bicycle
That sounds odd to me. In Illinois, you can't even play until your 18. I guess I just assumed that was the norm.
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16 year old millionaire wastes all her money on poor decisions and blames it on the guy who introduced her to cocaine, and what... am I supposed to feel sorry for her?

Boo phracking hoo. Quick, somebody get her a reality TV show.
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
Indeed. But the implication of the article is that it somehow had to do with the fact that she was 16. I'm not buying that. As they say, the lotto is for the poor and the stupid
I think there's a valid argument to say a 16 year old has no developed the ability to think ahead. Now, is that because of society, or is it simply her brain hasn't finished developing yet?
Either way, where the hell were her parents in this fiasco? She's 16 for pete's sake.
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Old 09-01-09, 08:58 AM
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Biologically speaking, the brain is fully developed by 16. Doesn't make her a mature individual obviously, but there are plenty of 16 year olds with foresight. Does that mean that the average 16 year old has the proper foresight? Maybe not, but I'm not real sure what the long-term benefits of a cokehead boyfriend are.
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
Biologically speaking, the brain is fully developed by 16. Doesn't make her a mature individual obviously, but there are plenty of 16 year olds with foresight. Does that mean that the average 16 year old has the proper foresight? Maybe not, but I'm not real sure what the long-term benefits of a cokehead boyfriend are.
great sex, until one of you overdoses....that's about the only benefit I can think of.
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great sex, until one of you overdoses....that's about the only benefit I can think of.
I need to write an article , but when you hook rats up to a device that allows them to self administer a narcotic or stimulant, they will self administer in an alarmingly increasing rate until they kill themselves. Drew Pinsky argues, I would say accurately, that this is analogous to a wealthy drug addict. For the average "poor" user, typically the only limiter is the ability to obtain more drugs. For the wealthy, this limiter doesn't exist. That's part of why so many wealthy people kill themselves. Chris Farley, is a textbook example. I suppose, in this sense, she is lucky to still be kick'n.
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
Biologically speaking, the brain is fully developed by 16. Doesn't make her a mature individual obviously, but there are plenty of 16 year olds with foresight. Does that mean that the average 16 year old has the proper foresight? Maybe not, but I'm not real sure what the long-term benefits of a cokehead boyfriend are.
Not really, there has been strong evidence lately that the brain is not really fully mature--especially in the frontal region--until the mid 20s.
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Not really, there has been strong evidence lately that the brain is not really fully mature--especially in the frontal region--until the mid 20s.
Where?
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Where?
This one's not so recent, but it does state that the brain is still changing significantly up to the mid 20s

https://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2006/02/06.html
For the study, Baird and graduate student Craig Bennett looked at the brains of nineteen 18-year-old Dartmouth students who had moved more than 100 miles to attend college. A control group of 17 older students, ranging in age from 25 to 35, were also studied for comparison.

The results indicate that significant changes took place in the brains of these individuals. The changes were localized to regions of the brain known to integrate emotion and cognition. Specifically, these are areas that take information from our current body state and apply it for use in navigating the world.
"The brain of an 18-year-old college freshman is still far from resembling the brain of someone in their mid-twenties," says Bennett. "When do we reach adulthood? It might be much later than we traditionally think."
There are some other links, just google. A lot of it may have to do with environment, and the fact that teenagers are facing adult challenges later in life, but still...at age 16 people usually don't have a fully-developed brain yet.
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ok, I think I remember talking about splitting the hypothetical lottary money with friends and family, but that's about it.
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Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
This one's not so recent, but it does state that the brain is still changing significantly up to the mid 20s

https://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2006/02/06.html


There are some other links, just google. A lot of it may have to do with environment, and the fact that teenagers are facing adult challenges later in life, but still...at age 16 people usually don't have a fully-developed brain yet.
I guess we should distinguish between maturity and brain development. I was merely referring to brain mass--essentially.
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This seems to indicate that while the brain has essentially all the wiring done in the brain by 16, wiring still changes until in to the 20's. Don't really know how reliable it is but they did provide references.
https://www.actforyouth.net/documents...olbraindev.pdf
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Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
There are some other links, just google. A lot of it may have to do with environment, and the fact that teenagers are facing adult challenges later in life, but still...at age 16 people usually don't have a fully-developed brain yet.
Fully developed brain or not, the mathematical skills necessary to determine how much of your 3 million dollar fortune is left should have been mastered by the 4th grade. Projecting how long that remainder will last based on current spending habits is still only grade school mathematics.
16 may be young, but give people some credit. Or have we taken to coddling children for so long now that at 16 it's acceptable claim ignorance of the potential consequences to your actions?
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Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
i thought if you one while underage here(Georgia), they automatically put it into the bank until you were 18.

sounds like a porn career is next, she is most of the way there, fake boobs and a coke habit.

I am curious into how much she lost into taxes, and if she ever came into an exspensive bicycle
lottery win in uk is tax free. and 16 is legally an adult in uk.
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Fully developed brain or not, the mathematical skills necessary to determine how much of your 3 million dollar fortune is left should have been mastered by the 4th grade. Projecting how long that remainder will last based on current spending habits is still only grade school mathematics.
16 may be young, but give people some credit. Or have we taken to coddling children for so long now that at 16 it's acceptable claim ignorance of the potential consequences to your actions?
Mechanical engineering is 90% +-*/ which you should have down pretty well by the end of seventh grade, and looking things up in a book, which you should have done at the end of third or fourth. I suppose there is also using a computer, but I had that down by the end of kindergarten. Having the basic skills, and applying them aren't exactly the same.
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
I guess we should distinguish between maturity and brain development. I was merely referring to brain mass--essentially.

Adult brain mass is reached at around 6-8yrs, or at least that's what I remember reading learning.

@Clifton: yeah, sometimes I do think we coddle our kids too much nowadays (I see this happening with my parents and how differenty they raised me compared to my younger siblings). Also, fully-developed brain or not, the girl mentioned in the OP is legally responsible for her actions, since she was at her country's "age of maturity." Biology is not an excuse, and I didn't intend for my post to read like it was excusing her behaviour. It was just meant to dispute Tim's statement that the brain is fully developed at 16.
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