Ask A Genius 248 – Magnus

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Ask A Genius 248 – Magnus

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

August 3, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Jacobsen: Okay.

Rick Rosner: So, you could argue that there are a huge practice effect and a huge determination in the diligence.  So, I mean the whole thing is arbitrary again in the same way that when, if you have ever watched the world’s strongest man, see a bunch of guys who weigh anywhere from 280 to 400 pounds doing various things that take tremendous strength.

Lifting stone balls that are two feet in diameter.  Pushing 800-pound truck tires that are 10 feet in diameter, end over end.  Racing while towing a semi that might go for I don’t know 10,000 pounds.  And there are different people win different events.

There’s no world’s strongest man whose won that thing eight years in a row, I don’t think, maybe there is.  His name is probably something Scandinavian-like, the name Magnus Carlson comes to mind.

[End of recorded material]


Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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