This is an activity that could be used in many different areas of study including using it as a Microsoft word lesson by having them build their own chart before completing the activity. The students will research 6 of the smartest people and answer some basic questions about them. Most can be found easily but the nicknames will be challenging. This would be added to my file of enrichment activities to be used with a sub or extra credit or something similar. The idea grew out of the show "Scorpions" as I had never heard of Walter O'Brien so was curious and found these other interesting people.