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I thought up an idea for a new topic.. I am going to find a picture of some genius and I will put it as my avatar and then post on this topic saying I changed it and the first person who post saying who he/she is and what they did (what makes them a known genius) will win.. I figured it would be kind of fun and educational.. Or even maybe others can do it too if they wanted..

RULES:
1. You must post their FIRST and LAST name.
2. Shortly describe how they became known as a genius.
3. First person to post #1 and #2 correctly will win that round.


For the winners of my Avatars I will make a list of each Genius in order and who the winner was in this post.. I will update it after every winner..

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WINNERS:
1. SharkShark (Howard Stephen Berg - Worlds Fastest Reader)
2. ATNO/TW (Bobby Fisher - Greatest Chess Player)
3. ATNO/TW (Sho Yano - 12 Year Old Genius With The Worlds Highest IQ)
4. digitalMedia (Ludwig van Beethoven - Wrote Symphonies When Deaf)
5. joebert (Ted Kaczynski aka The Unabomber - Math genius/Professor)
6. joebert & psyc0w (Albert Einstein - World's Famous Genius)
7. JrzyCrim (Niels Bohr - Proved the new structure of the atom)
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Ok.
*waits for avatar* :lol:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

NAME GENIUS #1!!
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Off topic, were you attention deprived as a child Heart? No reason.
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Felix_net wrote:
Off topic, were you attention deprived as a child Heart? No reason.


This thread is not about me.. Please don't get off topic.. If you want to ask me something than message me.. But, don't spam random messages to gain posts..
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I thought It would be famous geniuses; not nobodies who created some big business or something. I was expecting to see ya know, Niels Bohr, Mozart, Eli Whitney, Johannes Gutenberg, maybe even Einstein :D
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his some sortve motivotional speaker.. or a business man.. with a book maybe of some sort or wrote one about business plan?
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This is neksus.. He is very famous indeed.. Besides people like Einstein, you really don't know what many other geniuses look like (most people).. But, he is very famous..
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Actually, I can identify any of the men I said were geniuses. Can you? I can name their claims to fame, along with many other important figures of society. On the other hand I don't care that this guy created OxyClean (just using it for my statement). He looks familiar though, maybe he's that speed reading guy. Either way, a fat geeky guy in a business suit that may or may not be a smooth talker that probably only created a method of doing something (unless it's as foundational as Calculus via Newton and Leibnitz) is not a genius in my books.

And next time, how about we don't resort to 6th grade (again) and start insulting me.

And FIY, famous does not mean genius.
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I wasn't "insulting" you.. I was talking in general.. And yes.. I have studied many many many geniuses and their work.. You think I would make a topic like this going into it not knowing a thing? I am not trying to make this a blow over.. I mean.. Come ON! How many people are going to pick Einstein out of a line up? Everyone.. If you want to know what a genius is than look it up http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=genius I am not going by what YOUR definition of a genius here.. But, I don't think you're dumb neksus.. I was talking in general.. Most people really do not know what most geniuses look like..
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Look guys -- Heart has a great idea for the post. If you want to participate, then do so and leave the flaming and insults out of it. Otherwise don't post.
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Wow! I'm stumped Heart. Can you give a hint? Please?
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Like nexus said he looks familiar, but I suspect this is going to almost end up like a 20 questions sorta thing. One of those nagging little things -- I'm sure I've seen him before.
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He has written books that are placed in the Self-Improvement category or "Educational".. He as a Biology and Psychology dagrees both in only 4 years.. He is also in guinness world records..

If that isn't a huge give away than you are all hopeless.. jk..
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btw Heart: Do you need my picture, or will you be able to find it yourself? HAHAHAHAHA - I kid, I jest, I will make it a point to shut up. :oops:
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I think I can find it ;)

I just think it's sad that people seem to think that you cannot be a genius unless you are world famous for changing the way we live and think.. Some of the smartest people in the world are not known as a genius.. Sad..
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Wow.. I am going to make the next one really easy..
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Hang on, after dinner I plan to give Google Image search a thorough pounding.

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Yeah heart -- don't give in to impatience.. It's a great concept and better than any other "game" we have going at the general board at the moment. Just because it's hard to associate a picture with a name doesn't make it any less enjoyable. I know I have seen that man. It'll probably come to me in a few days when I'm half awake/ half asleep.
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Yeah, I know.. I will keep it up until someone answers.. I know there is someone who knows.. Just seems like all those fiction books are paying off.. :lol:

Also, ATNO.. If anyone knew this it would probably be you.. You might of read his book or know of him and his book.. *wink wink*.. That's not a big hint but just from what I know about you.. I think you would be the one to figure it out..
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Heart wrote:
If that isn't a huge give away than you are all hopeless.. jk..


:bad-words: I can't find it.
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Me neither. I spent a good 45 mins. He looks like a cross between George Wendt and Dave Thomas though...
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I've been searching a bit myself. The sad part is I probably have his book sitting in my attic in a box somewhere and am too lazy to go look for it. I'm still stewing on it. I know if I don't get it first I'm going to be ticked at myself.

If Heart hadn't given the clues that he had I was just going to say Kenneth Blanchard as my first guess because I didn't know the age of the photo in the avatar and there is a striking resemblence give or take 20 or 25 years, but his profile doesn't match the clues.

http://www.blanchardtraining.com/meetcomp/about.cfm
(One Minute Manager author)

I already know that's wrong because I feel that avatar photo is somewhat current. and the clues don't match up -- but it is a close resemblance -- particularly the smile.
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lucassix wrote:
Me neither. I spent a good 45 mins. He looks like a cross between George Wendt and Dave Thomas though...


*lol -- I can see that too.
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I even searched Guinness Book. :anonymous:
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It's Tom Hopkins. I had to take off the glasses and put on contacts, but that is almost a dead ringer:

http://www.tomhopkins.com/
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digitalMedia wrote:
I even searched Guinness Book. :anonymous:


I did as well. I looked through everything to do with an author. No sign of him. I'm Googling for self-improvement authors, etc. and haven't seen him yet. It's a long hard road, but I will come out victorious! :D
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arg... Poor Such and Such.. No one knows who he is and how big of a genius he is.. Poor Such and Such..
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Nice work ATNO. How did you find him?

Heart: Next! :)
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No.. It's not Tom Hopkins.. You gots to read the rules.. You must also post what they did that makes them known for a genius..

But, it's not Tom Hopkins..

My last name is Hopkins though...
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