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Mike Grost, Supergenius

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This child is Mike Grost, as he appeared in a 1965 article in Life magazine. At the time, he was said to have an IQ of 200+.

Whatever happened to Mike? A 2005 interview from the MSU State News had this to say:

Michael Grost was only 10 when he began at MSU in 1964.

Grost declined comment for this story, but in a 2002 interview with The State News, the Southfield
resident described his life in college as similar to having "40,000 brothers and sisters."

Grost held his first job on campus working with computers his freshman year, which propelled him into
software design after his 13-year college career - five of which were spent at MSU. He also attended
Yale University and U-M, earning a doctorate degree in mathematics at age 23. Grost currently is a
system architect at a computer company in Detroit.

"I really owe (MSU) a lot for the huge chance they took on me as a kid," Grost said in the 2002
interview.


Gee, I don't know. Kinda underwhelming. Shouldn't he be a Silicon Valley zillionaire by now?

Even his home page is kinda lackluster.

Oh, well--maybe as a certified genius he knows that material success is a sham.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 15, 2012 | Comments (11)
Category: Children, 1960's, Natural Wonders, Brain, Child Prodigies

Little Armadillos

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 06, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: Hygiene, Science, Cartoons, Natural Wonders

Glacier Crack Fly-thru



Expat47 says: "This is a virtual 'fly through' of a trench in Antarctica. The weird thing is that it resembles the trench on the death star from Star Wars. I tried to get the video embedded and posted but couldn't make it so I'll leave it up to y'all."

Done!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 02, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: Reader Recommendation, Natural Wonders

Big Tree Inn

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Read the bare facts about this charming place here.

I sure wish it was still around.

(Click image for more detail.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 08, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Restaurants, 1910's, Natural Wonders

Superdog!


Ukrainian Parkour Dog - Watch more Funny Videos

This animal is plainly a mutant, or product of genetic engineering!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 11, 2010 | Comments (5)
Category: Dogs, Natural Wonders

The Dancing Plant





A plant that reacts to sound with movement.

Read about it here.

Addendum: It appears I was a mite credulous, and did not read my own link closely enough. Plant seems extremely responsive to light, rather than sound.

Thanks, KDP!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 04, 2010 | Comments (6)
Category: Natural Wonders

The Fine Art of Hand Dancing



Spotted by Bob Di Filippo.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 01, 2010 | Comments (3)
Category: Body, Music, Reader Recommendation, Dance, Natural Wonders

Girl with the Snaggletooth



A touching ode to a dental abnormality.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Sep 29, 2010 | Comments (2)
Category: Body, Music, Natural Wonders

Mystery Vegetable

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What is this mystery plant growing in a pot in my driveway?

Make your guess, then find out after the jump!


More >>
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 06, 2010 | Comments (6)
Category: Agriculture, Natural Wonders
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