Carly Simon’s dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster.
They're a lot like Robocop "“ except instead of patrolling the mean streets of Detroit in a fictional future, they could be patrolling the mean waters of the Thames.
(1) Sir Isaac Newton
It may be a myth that Newton discovered the law of gravity when an apple bonked him on the noggin, but it's tough to argue with the guy's genius credentials.
"¢ The Washington Post had this to say about the toothpick, which I really think says it all: "A satirist once described a fictitious journal, titled 'History's Splendid Splinter,&
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The fossil of a 147 million-year-old pliosaur named Predator X has been found in Norway. He was as big as a T. Rex and even more fearsome.
Plato's record is another one that needs very little introduction. Student of Socrates. Mentor of Aristotle. Allegorist of caves. Writer of dialogues. Father of Platonic realism.
Today is World Tuberculosis Day, designed to raise public awareness of the disease, which still claims the lives of about 1.6 million people each year.
(3) Blaise Pascal
If it's possible to be considered a genius and still be underrated, Pascal pulls off the trick.
(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.
It's kind of stunning how many celebrities actually went to high school together "“ when you start looking at the list of people who attended prestigious prep schools and performing arts aca
This week, David Clark will be our tour guide as we take a closer look at some of America's greatest monuments.
As we enter the second round of the Tournament of Genius, 32 geniuses remain (well, 33 if you count the second Wright brother). Voting will remain open through Sunday.