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reclusive genius turns down $1 million

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rusty Shackleford, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Reclusive Russian scientist solves some complicated mathematical theorem, then turns down the resulting $1 million prize.


    Topic of discussion - why do these prizes so often seem to go to reclusive people? The odd genius stereotype, mentally unstable in some way. John Nash also comes to mind.
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    "It's the quiet ones you got to watch. I never understood that. Say you go into a bar and there's a guy reading a book quietly in the corner. Next to him there's a guy banging a machete on the bar yelling, 'I'm going to kill the next motherfucker who walks in here.' Who you gonna watch?" ~ George Carlin
  3. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Well, he's sitting there, minding his own business, when he gets an e-mail from someone in another country telling him that he just won a million dollars.

    Yeah right, like he's going to jump all over that.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Hey, I've got $10 mill coming from the Congo next week. Just gave a guy my checking account number, he said it would be coming via direct deposit.
  5. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Shit, I solved that theorem a couple of years ago.

    I didn't realize there was a *prize* for it.
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I'm going to watch em both. The quiet guy might be packing and the loud guy may start swinging. Nowadays, you just don't know.
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