Smartest human to ever exist?

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Smartest human to ever exist?

Postby Bigun » Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:03 pm

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Postby blindboy » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:48 am

His IQ was estimated at between 250 and 300
Started feeding himself with a spoon at eight months.
Cajoled by Boris, Sidis learned to pronounce alphabetic syllables from blocks hanging in his crib.
At six months, William said, "Door." A couple of months later he told his mother he liked things, doors and people, that move.
At seven months he pointed to Earth's moon and called it, "moon."
Learned to spell efficiently by one year old.
Started reading The New York Times at 18 months.
Started typing at three. Used his high chair to reach a typewriter. First composed letter was an order for toys from Macy's.
Read Caesar's Gallic Wars, in Latin (self-taught), as a birthday present to his Father in Sidis's fourth year.
Learned Greek alphabet and read Homer in Greek in his fourth year.
Learned Aristotelian logic in his sixth year.
At the age of four, Sidis learned Russian, French, German, and Hebrew, and soon after, Turkish and Armenian.
Calculated mentally a day any date in history would fall, at age six.
Learned Gray's Anatomy at six. Could pass a student medical examination.
Started grammar school at six. In three days he was moved to the third grade, and he graduated from grammar school in seven months.
Wrote four books between ages of four and eight. Two on anatomy and astronomy are lost.
Passed Harvard Medical School anatomy exam at age seven.
Passed MIT entrance exam at age eight.
Corrected E. V. Huntington's mathematics text galleys at the age of eight.
Attempted to enroll in Harvard at eight.
At age 10, in one evening, corrected Harvard logic professor Josiah Royce's book manuscript: citing, "wrong paragraphs."
Before he was 10 years of age, he was perusing Albert Einstein's theories -- checking for possible errors.
Mastered higher mathematics and planetary revolutions by age 11.
In 1909, became youngest student ever to enroll at Harvard at age 11.
In 1910, at age 11, lectured Harvard Mathematical club on "Four-Dimensional Bodies.'
Graduated from Harvard, cum laude, on June 24, 1914, at age 16.
Entered Harvard Law School in 1916.

jesus christ...
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Postby footprintzinthesand » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:44 am

His mom must've snorted ginkoba biloba while she was pregnant with him...
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