"Some consider William James Sidis the smartest man who ever lived, with an estimated IQ of 250 to 300. For the sake of comparison, you only have to have an IQ of 136 to be a mere run of the mill genius, and your average person is somewhere in the 85 to 115 range"
and I had to call in Sean, my very own Boy Genius.
Me: So I'm reading this article about child prodigies and guess what? You are just a run of the mill genius! You aren't even like a super genius or anything. And my IQ qualifies me to be a run of the mill genius too. What do you think of that??
Sean: Did you look at the pictures of those kids? I'm pretty sure I don't want to be that smart if I have to be that dorky. And that one? Yeah, he took a vow of celibacy. Are you kidding me? No way.
Me: He probably just wanted to not get distracted by the whole boy/girl thing.
Sean: Or he was a huge dork and couldn't get a girl to go out with him.
Me: This one was performing operations at 7! What were you doing at 7?
Sean: plotting total world domination.
Me: Oh yeah. You were a little scary back then. I'm just saying. If it hadn't been for those chubby little cheeks...
Sean: Obviously those kids are some serious overachievers with no idea how to have fun. I'm just pacing myself.
Me: well you better do something impressive soon. Slacker.
Sean: That's it! When I build the world's first spaceship built for long term space travel, you are soooo not invited.
Me: Whatever Mr. Average Genius Joe.
Seriously, can you imagine raising one of those little guys? Sean was hard enough. I wonder if the three year old kissed his mom before heading off for a hard day of college physics???