"What's in a
"My first name remained, guys!" :-)
"Mein Vorname blieb, Leute!" :-)
(mein) "Name (-nswechsel!) ist Schall und Rauch" Goethe "MENSA/no in corpore (in)sano":
Now, 70, firstly revealed...
:-) "Hey, not my own merit!"
A gift from heaven as compensation for many just survived diseases?!
Tests without "Ceiling Effect"*, ** = not below a too low maximum:
1983: Hilmar Ebert, IQ 160* → what about aged 50?! →
2000: Hilmar Alquiros, IQ 162** Whew! Still working!! :-)
"I'm a very stable genius!"
"What was it like being a highly-gifted child?" ... (Quora, 2019)
... "Mixed... very mixed!":
00: Premature birth (too curious?!): 6 weeks fighting for survival
05: Happy little guy absenteeism winner: sepsis after surgery at 5
10: Severe meningitis. for years learning literally hurt!
Beating teachers barely contributed to the love of the school
Gifted?! only flashed up in chess championships & Mensa tests
15: No more headaches! Sports, girlfriend, math! Books!
22: Unleashed: early studying, psychologist at 22, PhD, science
Championships: chess, problem chess, Mensa, mind sports ...
30: Intelligence? Just a tool!
Compassion and humor are much more...
Never harm others!
Serve! 'development aid' for the disabled, sick, injured...
70: Many survivals: cancers, sepsis, multi-resistant bacteria...
Still a happy guy: two gifts from heaven:
💕 unconditional love from my parents...
💕 ...magpakailanman with my great love!
* →Cattell CFT = Culture Fair Intelligence Test / 2: (sum > 1,2: rarely both high!).
** →European IQ-test - wrong: 18,26,28,32 :-) 17 years later ...
Jan. 4/5th, 1983
June 15th, 2000
A dozen, a gross, and a score
Plus three times the square root of four
Divided by seven
Plus five times eleven
Is nine squared and not a bit more.
British wordplay and recreational mathematics expert Leigh Mercer (1893–1977)