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The Savant may have no apparent abnormalities other than his unique abilities. This does not mean that his brilliance wasn't triggered by a brain dysfunction of some sort, but it does temper the theory that all savants are disabled and that some sort of trade-off is required.


Happy birthday November 9th to actress/inventor HEDY LAMARR. In 1942, at the height of her Hollywood career, Lamarr and her composer friend George Antheil invented and patented an early technique of spread spectrum communications called "frequency hopping" that was decades ahead of its time. Originally conceived for the purpose of torpedo guidance, frequency hopping technology has been necessary to wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.