What Did Someone Do That Made You Think They Were Really Smart?

获得44.8k 好评的回答@D.J. Hoskins

When I was in high school our physics teacher gave us a challenge that involved making a paper air plane of any shape. The only objective was to get it to fly as far as possible. I had some paper air plane making skills so I made the best plane I could and it flew pretty far.

One guy made the greatest, yet simplest paper airplane of all time. He stood there at the starting line with a regular piece of paper. Some classmates scratched their head while silently chuckling to themselves. Moments later he took the flat piece of paper, crumpled it up, and threw it down the hall way.

He beat the class with ease.

Some of the students got mad and said that he cheated.

The physics teacher said, "How so? I said it could be any shape. A paper ball is indeed a shape."

I still regard this classmate as a genius.

获得311好评的回答@Rajesh Podduturi

There used to be a ECE professor next door few years back,

We used to live in a neighborhood with too many houses in a streak, Cable man goes to every house for bill connection, except our neighbor's

They never paid for cable connection, I was very young to understand what he was saying , but it said something like this,

Beta, Signals are ever where, it's you who capture them and use them in the way you want.

He constructed an antenna that captured signals from cable wires , and that gave them access to all channels

Now this was almost 15 years back, dish TVs are recently introduced but him using the antenna for cable connection is something I cannot design even today.

Note:- I am not ece student to exactly understand what was done but as a 9 year old kid, that was the most intelligent thing I ever saw.