How do you measure someone's intelligence? Is it their education and the degrees that they’ve earned? Is it their accomplishments in their field — especially relating to medicine and science? Do they lose any points by saying or thinking something massively stupid? Bill Gates, for example, thought that SPAM would be a thing of the past by now. The guy considered the father of quantum mechanics couldn't explain how a battery works. Elon Musk has earnestly proposed that we nuke Mars in an attempt to warm it up faster — and tanked Twitter quicker than anyone could have ever imagined. And that’s not even getting into the names of his children.
So, the next time you’re feeling like you’ll never be as smart as some of the great minds of history, just remember: Many of those great minds are plenty dumb in their own unique ways, too…
Still waiting for that solution, Bill
Atari kind of beefed it with Apple
To be fair, can YOU explain how a battery works?
Jane Austen relied a lot on editing
Socrates didn't trust writing
Benjamin Harrison was afraid of light switches
Don't take baths in volcanos. Seriously.
We all know Tom Cruise's whole deal
Tycho Brahe had interesting dinner entertainment
Mayim Bialik spoke too soon
There's nothing in the rules that says dogs can't play baskeball!
Pythagoras had some weirder theorems.
Ben Carson is pretty out to lunch
Kevin O'Leary isn't a Jeopardy champion
Vitamin C, for the record, does not cure cancer
Maybe you don't have to be THAT smart to be good at chess?
Real Dumb Time with Bill Maher
Patton's masculinity maybe took it a little too far
Oh no, Nikola...
David Petraeus was bad at cheating
David Bowie was not a fortune teller
Elizabeth Fleishmann knew the importance of optics... We guess?
Michael, that's not how this works.
Maybe consult the Emperor first?
Michelangelo lived like a Ninja Turtle
Hey Elon? Let's cool it on the ideas
Mark Twain wasn't great with money
Henry Ford didn't need no stinkin' blueprints
Alexander Graham Bell had some points
Aristotle had weird teeth theories
Beethoven wasn't great with numbers.
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