Andre Agassi's father represented Iran in boxing in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.
Reader Ashley Field works at University Book Store in Mill Creek, WA. She arranged a display inspired by our recent issue, and she was kind enough to send us a picture.
(1) Thomas Jefferson
The scouting report on our third president is awe-inspiring. Declarer of Independence. Purchaser of Louisiana. Designer of buildings. Founder of universities.
(8) John Stuart Mill
Although he sometimes gets lost in the shuffle in discussions of history's great thinkers, Mill's genius bona fides are hard to question.
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Aristotle's academic lineage alone is enough to get him into the tournament. He was Plato's brightest pupil and tutored a young Alexander the Great.
(5) Marie Curie
Science's undisputed first lady has a C.V. that may never come along again. Along with her husband Pierre, she discovered the chemical elements polonium and radium.
For each of the last 15 years, I've grown between 50 and 100 tomato plants from seed, which gives me a year's supply of tomatoes, tomato juice, tomato sauce, and salsa.
They called themselves the Cinnamon Women, for reasons better left private. Anna, Cora, Erma, Ida and Myra were long-time friends who loved to play bridge.
Research Says Happiness is Contagious. Finally, an epidemic we can all get behind!
The Evolution of the Suitcase.
(1) Albert Einstein
Does the man even need an introduction? Nobel Prize winner. Relativity theorizer. Brownian motion explainer. Legitimizer of crazy-haired thinkers everywhere.
(8) Shigeru Miyamoto
When it comes to video game pioneers, no one can quibble with Miyamoto's credentials.
(4) Mark Twain
Scores of writers have spent their whole lives trying to pen The Great American Novel. Twain may have done it several times.
Had Houdini not succumbed to the ill effects of well-placed sucker punch, he would have been 135 this month. OK, even Houdini couldn't have pulled that one off.
T.S. Eliot, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen and Abraham Lincoln managed to succeed where lesser people have failed by maximizing their ability to connect and communicate with their audience.
(7) Stephen Colbert
America's favorite ultraconservative political commentator may appear on a comedy network, but he's seriously a genius.