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The simple definition of genius is someone with “exception intellectual or creative ability.” That can certainly be said of the individuals Tidbits examines this week. • What constitutes a genius IQ level? Intelligence tests are based on one devised by French psychologist Alfred Binet in the 1950s. Average intelligence falls between a score of 85 and 114. It’s estimated that about half of the world’s population has an IQ between 90 and 110. A score of about 160 is considered to be a genius. About 1% of all the people in the world are above 136. It’s believed that Einstein’s IQ was 160, while Mozart’s is estimated at 165. • Considered the world’s first real child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began studying violin and harpsichord at age 3. At 5, he was performing at the University of Salzburg and at Vienna’s Imperial Court the following year. He was 6 when he began composing minuets and other short pieces. His first symphony came along at age 8 and an opera at 12. Mozart received all of his education from his father and never attended a school. He frequently experienced anxiety, loneliness, and sadness, and occasionally exhibited the symptoms of Tourette’s Syndrome and bipolarism. Although he only lived to age 35, he composed more than 600 pieces, including 68 symphonies, 27 piano concertos, horn concertos, violin sonatas, and many volumes of string quartet music.

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50 Be in debt 51 Sea near Stockholm 53 Prefix with pass 55 Become enraged 59 World Cup cheer 60 Criticize awards? 63 Gen-__: boomer’s kid, probably 64 Invalidate 65 On one’s toes 66 Fist pumper’s word 67 Trotsky and Uris 68 Pack animals

Down 1 Lose color in the wash 2 “On the Waterfront” director Kazan 3 Loch with a monster 4 Brit’s trash can 5 Sault __ Marie 6 Batman’s hideout 7 Wreck completely 8 And so on: Abbr. 9 Vacate the __: eviction notice phrase 10 Big name in chicken 11 Criticize college subjects? 12 Bounce in a 6-Down 13 Depict unfairly 18 Invitation letters 23 Bouillabaisse, e.g. 25 Practitioner: Suff.

GENIUSES (continued): • Albert Einstein was responsible for “the world’s most famous equation,” E=mc2, the formula for mass-energy equivalence. Yet this German-born physicist failed his first college entrance exam, passing only the math and science sections, forcing him to attend a secondary school before retaking and passing the test a year later. Einstein’s 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. He came to America on a visit in 1933, and made the decision to stay when new German laws prohibited him from teaching at any university there. He renounced his German citizenship, took a teaching position at Princeton, and became a U.S. citizen in 1940. Regarding the topic of genius, he once said, “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” • Regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all times, Isaac Newton almost became a farmer. His mother urged him to follow in his late father’s footsteps on the family farm, but this genius disliked the profession intensely. He attended Cambridge University, studying mathematics, physics, and astronomy. We’re most familiar with his theory of gravitation, developed after watching an apple fall from a tree. Most folks have also heard of his law of inertia that states that an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion. Another familiar Newton law is that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Newton was also responsible for the first practical reflecting telescope. Modern-day psychologists believe it’s quite possible that this genius had Asperger Syndrome, an autism disorder characterized by severe difficulties in social situations.

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This cornerstone anniversary brings big, beautiful voices to the stage Back by popular demand, the Sunday Coffee Concerts presented by Leigh Square Community Arts Village features an exciting line up of professional musicians from across Metro Vancouver at Terry Fox Theatre. Take your pick or choose all three afternoons for a set of musical journeys that take you from soothing soul to heartfelt blues and silky swing. Stay after the concert and meet the performers over refreshments. With our intimate, accessible and comfortable venue of the Terry Fox Theatre, audiences can find the best seats in the house and the best deals for live, professional performances in Metro Vancouver. FEB 9: The Twisters (Blues, Swing) Ever heard of rockabilly? How about “blues-a-billy?” From deep in the Mississippi Delta to early Chicago shuffles, The Twisters serve up the goods. They play infectious Texas grinders, West Coast jump, and funky swamp-soaked Louisiana rhythms. Paying dues to the blues tradition, The Twisters swing hard with two inspired vocalists, tightly woven harp & guitar lines, upright bass and a relentless driving rhythm section forging a groove that refuses to be denied. For more information, visit: FEB 23: Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars (Gypsy Swing) This high-energy acoustic 7-piece band has been for a few spins around the sun. Songs from the 1920s and 1930s come alive thanks to one of Vancouver’s finest acoustic, gypsyswing ensembles. Chanteuse Deanna Knight shares sultry vocals alongside the driving rhythms and hot solos of Michael Dunn and his merry musicians. For more information, visit: The Coffee Concerts series was created to make high quality, professional level arts accessible to a young, growing community outside of Vancouver, to broaden the appreciation of various styles and genres of music and performance and to provide opportunities to artists. It has become a tradition in Port Coquitlam. Concerts are presented by Leigh Square Community Arts Village. For more information, please visit Register for Tickets: 604.927.7529 or; Adults- $12.00; Seniors - $10.00; Students - $6.00; Children 12 & Under Free; Flex Pass – 3 tickets for $24.00

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• A far cry from his Shakespearean roots, Shatner was cast as Ranger Bob on the Canadian Howdy Doody Show in 1954. Although his first movie role was the part of “a crook” in the 1951 Canadian film, The Butler’s Night Off, Shatner’s first big role was at age 26 in 1958’s The Brothers Karamazov, along with Yul Brynner. The early ‘60s were filled with lowerbudget movies and TV guest spots for Shatner. •

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Tidbits beams up the facts on this famous Canadian, most widely remembered as Captain James T. Kirk. • Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1931, William Shatner got his start as a child performer on Canadian Broadcasting’s radio programs. While earning his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Montreal’s McGill University, Shatner spent his summers performing with the Royal Mount Theater Company, training as a Shakespearean actor. After graduation, he joined the Canadian National Repertory Theatre in Ottawa, acting regularly in the Shakespearean Stratford Festival of Canada in Stratford, Ontario.

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just 79 episodes over three seasons due to low Nielsen ratings, the series became a cult classic with thousands of followers. The short-lived program generated five additional TV series, 12 movies, and books, video games, toys, and action figures.

• After Star Trek’s cancellation, life became tough for Shatner. He had been typecast as Captain Kirk and offers for roles were few. His wife divorced him, taking much of his money with her, and Shatner lost his home. He lived in a pickup truck camper, hoping for better roles to come along. He guest-starred on a number of game shows and did some TV commercials to make ends meet. • In 1979, Paramount Pictures chose to produce a Star Trek movie, reuniting the original cast. The sequel, The Wrath of Khan, came along in 1982, followed by six more films, ending with 1994’s Star Trek Generations with the death of Kirk. • In the midst of filming the Star Trek movies, Shatner landed the role of police sergeant T. J. Hooker, a popular television series from 1982 Video View

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“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS”: Tom Hanks is a big factor in the current film award season for his title performance in director Paul Greengrass’ compelling drama, re-creating the true 2009 hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates. Capt. Richard Phillips puts himself at major risk to ensure the safety of his crew, whom he orders into hiding; he ultimately ends up literally in the middle of a showdown between his captors and the U.S. Navy. Co-star Barkhad Abdi also earned strong critical notices as the pirates’ leader. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; audio commentary by Greengrass. ***

“BLUE JASMINE”: Woody Allen has directed many actors to award nominations - and, frequently, to the awards themselves - and Cate Blanchett is one of his latest beneficiaries in the title role of this fine comedy-drama. Jasmine is a fallen socialite trying to come to grips with losing her status in New York as she attempts to start over there. Allen’s script also provides parts for Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay and Peter Sarsgaard. DVD extras: red-carpet footage; press conference. *** “MACHETE KILLS”: Just a suggestion ... you may not want to have a big meal before watching director Robert Rodriguez’s even-more-over-the-top sequel to his graphic action ode that elevated Danny Trejo from supporting player to star as troubleshooter Machete. The antihero who “don’t text” has even more trouble to shoot when the U.S. president (Carlos Estevez, alias Charlie Sheen) enlists him to prevent a terrorist (Mel Gibson) from instigating the next world war. Antonio Banderas, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard and Cuba Gooding Jr. also are in on the frantic and frequently gruesome proceedings. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; deleted and extended scenes. *** “INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED”: Something of a surprise hit at the box office, this comedydrama stars director and co-writer Eugenio Derbez - popular on Mexican television - as a carefree fellow shocked to find a baby left at his doorstep. He relocates to Los Angeles to find the child’s mother, picking up work as a stuntman along the way and eventually settling into his new life ... only to find it upended when the mom reappears, wanting custody. Loreto Peralta plays the daughter in later years; Jessica Lindsey also stars. DVD extra: audio commentary by Derbez. *** “NYPD BLUE: SEASON 5”: It’s been quite some time - almost eight years, in fact - since the last home video release of executive producer Steven Bochco’s much-acclaimed police drama, so its fans should find this latest offering quite welcome. Sipowicz and Simone (Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits) are still detective partners, with the latter’s relationship with fellow cop Russell (Kim Delaney) still on uncertain ground largely due to her personal past. Terrence Howard, Giancarlo Esposito and Mos Def are among the guest stars; regular cast members also include Gordon Clapp, Nicholas Turturro and James McDaniel. *** “THE RETURNED”: Shown on Sundance Channel, this supernatural French melodrama explores what happens when several deceased people resume their former lives ... initially not realizing they’re dead. Their reappearance forces them to reinvent themselves to their loved ones, with added complications posed by a coinciding string of murders. The eerie, well-acted miniseries includes Anne Consigny, Frederic Pierrot and Celine Sallette among its stars. DVD extras: interview with co-director Fabrice Gobert; essay by critic Scott Tobias. ***

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WILLIAM SHATNER (continued): to 1986. The reality show Rescue 911 followed in 1989, a seven-year stint. At age 73, he joined the cast of the legal drama The Practice in 1997, a series that spun off into Boston Legal, starring as the eccentric attorney Denny Crane, winning two Emmys for the role. Shatner has also been the spokesman for Priceline for 15 years, as well as writing several Star Trek novels, including The Ashes of Eden and Avenger. •

Shatner and his co-star Leonard “Spock” Nimoy both suffer from tinnitus, which is a ringing in the ears. The hearing of both men was damaged while filming a 1967 episode of Star Trek when they stood too close to a special effects explosion.

• Although he retains his Canadian citizenship, the 82-year-old Shatner, an avid horseman, and his wife own a 360-acre horse farm near Lexington, Kentucky. He has been honored with both a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a maple leaf on the Canadian Walk of Fame.

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• Although we think of Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of the telephone, he had 17 other patents, including hydrofoil boats, aerial vehicles, and selenium cells. Bell was 29 years old and working on an improvement to the telegraph when he invented the telephone. As a young boy, he had come up with a talking doll that said, “Mama,” and at age 12, built a device for the process of dehusking wheat. Following the shooting of President James Garfield in 1881, Bell quickly • A modern-day genius, 30-year-old Michael Kearney received his first bachelor’s degree devised an electromagnetic apparatus to try to locate the bullet lodged in Garfield’s abdomen. In 1906, this genius with a vision said, “The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.” • Robert “Bobby” Fischer was an American chess master, who at age 14, won the World Chess Championship, the youngest winner of the title. At 15, he was the youngest international grandmaster of all time. This son of a biophysicist father and a teacher, then



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New Works by Phantoms in the Front Yard Leigh Square Community Arts Village is pleased to present the Vancouver artist collective, Phantoms in the Front Yard, for their exhibition, Phantoms, from January 16 until February 17, 2014. Phantoms ushers in a new year and a new season of diverse and compelling art at Leigh Square Community Arts Village. Phantoms in the Front Yard is a touring artist collective that brings together the work of Vancouver artists Michael Abraham, Jeremy Birnbaum, Paul Morstad, Marcus Macleod, Jonathan Sutton and Jay Senetchko, with Curator Pennylane Shen. The artist collective’s shared vision for their work is the idea that figurative art has become the phantom of the fine art world, haunting both Modernism and Postmodernism with its ties to a classical tradition, refusing to be dismissed, ignored or forgotten. Phantoms in the Front Yard boldly challenge the contemporary Canadian art scene to revive the human subject as muse.

Home Bits 18 Things a New Homeowner Should Do Immediately to Save Money 3. Toss a water heater blanket over that hot water heater as well. While most modern hot water heaters are well-insulated, some are insulated better than others and many older heaters aren’t insulated well at all. A small investment in a blanket for your water heater will slowly and gradually save you money on your heating bill over time by keeping the heat in the water instead of letting it spread slowly out into your utility closet. 4. Install ceiling fans in most rooms. Ceiling fans are a low-energy way to keep air moving in your home. Because of the air circulation effect, you can get away with keeping your thermostat a degree or two higher in summer and a degree or two lower in winter, netting a rather large savings. A while back, I wrote a guide to maximizing ceiling fan use – most importantly, the air directly below the fan should be blowing down on you in the summer and should be pulled upwards away from you in the winter – you can use the reversal switch on your fan to switch between the modes.

The opening reception of Phantoms, Thursday January 16 from 7:00-9:00pm, will feature members of Phantoms in the Front Yard presenting an Artists Talk. The talk will include an interactive discussion of their work in the exhibition, their dynamics and vision as a group, and their reflections on the place of the human figure in contemporary art. Phantoms is a must see for those interested in artistic variety and the beauty of the human figure. The Leigh Square Community Arts Village is the home for arts, culture and heritage in Port Coquitlam and serves as a cultural meeting place, a 21st century community arts centre. See for details. We wish to thank the Friends of Leigh Square Society and participating artists for their support of the exhibition program at Leigh Square

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FOR- YOU! These facts are for our Tidbits readers, meaning they all begin with for-! • Back in 1917, B.C. Forbes was a financial columnist for the Hearst newspaper franchise. Along with Walter Drey, the general manager of the Magazine of Wall Street, he founded Forbes magazine, a financial publication containing investing and market topics. Today his grandson Malcolm Forbes, Jr. is CEO and Editor-in Chief of Forbes. This periodical is famous for its miscellaneous lists, such as the 400 Richest Americans, the World’s Billionaires, and America’s Most Trustworthy Companies. According to Forbes, Bill Gates has been the richest American for the past 20 consecutive years, with a current estimated worth of $72 billion. • On April 14, 1865, Actor John Wilkes Booth entered a private box at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. and shot President Abraham Lincoln with a .44-caliber single shot derringer as Lincoln watched a performance of Our American Cousin. Booth was a familiar face around the theater and a personal friend of the owner John T. Ford. The structure was used as an office after the assassination for 28 years until the interior collapsed, killing 22 clerks and injuring 68 others. The damage was repaired and the building remodeled into a government warehouse, used until 1931, when it became a Lincoln museum. In 1968, a complete restoration of the historic theater was finished, and it reopened as a live performance venue. The site receives about a million visitors annually. • The old English word “forsooth” simply means “indeed,” “in truth,” “certainly.” • The colorless, flammable, odorous chemical

known as formaldehyde is used in building materials, including pressed-wood products, along with many household products. It’s also found in cigarette smoke, some glues, permanent press fabrics, fungicides, and disinfectants, and is a common medical lab preservative and widely used at mortuaries. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen, and studies suggest there is a connection between exposure and leukemia. Exposure can be especially irritating to the eyes, nose, and throat, causing coughing and inflammation of the respiratory tract. • When gold was discovered in California at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, thousands flocked to the area seeking treasure. Most people headed there in 1849, giving them the nickname the Forty-Niners. That year, San Francisco’s population jumped from 800 to more than 50,000. California’s head count increased by 86,000 people in two years. The folks who struck it rich weren’t the miners, but rather those who created businesses to serve the prospectors. Two well-known companies that came out of the era are Wells Fargo and Levi Strauss. • Back in 1912, Westinghouse employees Daniel O’Conor and Herbert Faber teamed up on an invention to be used in electrical insulation. It was made of wrapped woven fabric coated with a thermosetting resin, which was flattened and cured in a press. They intended their product to replace mica in the insulation, and dubbed their invention Formica, because it was a substitute for mica. Today we most often think of Formica as a heat-resistant laminate with melamine resin for use on kitchen countertops.

Pet Bits Q: We are owned by three cats and two dogs. As fans of your column for many years, we’ve learned about enrichment toys. Also, based on your advice, we no longer leave out food for our cats. Our overweight cat is not nearly as heavy now because we control what she eats and when. Still, based on your advice, we periodically hide treats so all our cats can “hunt” for them indoors. They love this activity. With Christmas around the corner, could you suggest some food-dispensing toys as pet gifts? A: I love that you’re feeding your cats on a schedule. Too many owners think their cats have an automatic shut-off valve, and will stop eating when they’re full. Not so. What’s more, with little else to do - they eat. And eat. And eat. Then we will fill up their food dishes, not knowing which cat ate how much. Feeding dogs, cats, parrots, or ferrets from enrichment toys is a great idea, unless the pet is elderly or has special needs. I’m a fan of the Nina Ottosson toys, which I call “brain games for pets.”The Dog Miracle is a new one, a complex puzzle, as dogs must use their snouts or paws to move a maze of puzzle pieces of various shapes and sizes or order to get at hidden food. If your dogs are food-aggressive, and might do battle over food, this isn’t a good idea. Otherwise, it’s great - like a chess game for dogs, but with great rewards when they make the correct moves. This toy is $29.99, available at some pet stores and The Cat Slim by Pet Safe is a little ball with a hole for kibble to fall from when your kitty rolls the ball around. Over time, most cats can learn to search for hidden balls, and therefore “hunt” indoors. Each Cat Slim ball is $7.95, available online and at many pet stores. With dogs around, the balls should be kept up high, and in places where cats aren’t likely the drop them to dog level. These balls are made for cats, but dogs can easily crack them open. Teach your dogs to sit and stay in one place. Then stuff kibble or treats inside Kong toys. At first, simply place the toys in plain sight. Over time, make the game harder by hiding the toys under beds, in open closets, behind doors, etc. This is fun for dogs, and for us to watch them ferret out the hidden treasure.

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GENIUSES (continued): at age 10, and had earned three more by age 21, followed by a doctorate in chemistry at 22. Kearney spoke his first words at four months, and at six months, surprised his pediatrician by saying, “I have a left ear infection.” By 10 months, he was reading, and graduated from high school at age six. • When Edison was developing the phonograph, it wasn’t as a form of entertainment. He was more interested in its educational and business possibilities – teaching elocution and diction, recordings for the blind, dictation, and recording a teacher’s instructions. During the 1880s, this brilliant individual filed for a new patent on the average of every five days, more than 1,300 items over the course of his creative life. Because he had dyslexia, Edison spent just three months in public school before his mother chose to deal with his learning disability by homeschooling him. Although we mainly remember his “big” inventions, such as the stock ticker, voting machine, motion picture camera and projector, phonograph, and incandescent light bulbs, Edison was also the inventor of waxed paper! As to being a genius, Edison had this to say, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99% perspiration.” • Kim Ung-Yong’s IQ is approximately 210, perhaps the highest in the world. By his third birthday, he was reading Japanese, Korean, German, and English, and was enrolled as a physics student at South Korea’s Hanyang University. At 8, he was invited by NASA to study in the U.S. and work for the organization. After 10 years with NASA, he returned to Korea and obtained his doctorate in civil engineering.



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