What were you into when you were seven years old?
Did you like playing board games? Video games, perhaps?
Sports? Crap, we forgot our readers are mostly Jewish. Forget sports.
Books? Cartoons? Television? Movies? Action figures?
Don't smirk! Murray Gell-Mann taught himself calculus at the age of seven.
Let us repeat that so that it sinks in. Murray Gell-Mann taught himself calculus at the age of seven.
So what happened to this child prodigy? Did he burn out like so many others?
Quite the opposite. Gell-Mann was one of the first to theorize quarks, actually coining the term. He won the Nobel for Physics in 1969.
And, who knows, perhaps at that age of seven, he had hobbies outside of calculus. Board games, maybe, or books...
Just not sports. Definitely not sports.