By Genius I refer to a person with extraordinary mental power. :tongue: My dad told me about a friend of his; his roommate in high-school who was a genius. I was completely mesmerized!! As my dad told me: He could solve problems no teacher could, he could remember tiny, tiny details that no one could (photographic memory?), he enrolled in a highly regarded college in my country and topped all main and extra subjects and was a champion in chess there. He is around 50 years old and continues to study and learn for many hours a day and understands over twenty-five languages (that is a mere estimate). He has a great grip on history and can relate historical events better than any history professor (can do things like filling up of words of an old language on an obliterated stone tablet!). In short, he has an extraordinary brain power. There is a bit of problem though - he is apparently unemployed, seemingly because his pride. He does not want to work under anybody (which is justified). But then he doesn't publish anything on his own either (despite motivation from friends), and yet continues to study on and teach his kids! He also seemingly isn't the best socially (is that not with all geniuses?). That was just a little *I am learning English, please suggest a word to put in this space*. But have YOU ever known a genius? Please participate in the poll if you haven't.