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The only actor to win a Golden Globe and serve as President of the United States.Ronald Reagan
95.9%
From birth until his Last Supper, he was an artist, studied plate tectonics and anatomy, and drew pictures of tanks and flying machines.Leonardo da Vinci
89.3%
Known primarily for his boxing career, this man is also an ordained minister and will grill you about his entrepreneurship.George Foreman
77.3%
Remembered as an American Founding Father, he was an author, printer, scientist, and inventor. Thank him if you're reading this with bifocals.Benjamin Franklin
73.4%
A student of Plato, he is remembered today for his work in philosophy, physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, ethics, zoology, and biology.Aristotle
71.8%
Most remembered today for a theorem that bears his name, this Greek mathematician, philosopher, and scientist was a major influence on Plato and likely coined the word philosophy.Pythagoras
63.5%
After obtaining his medical degree from Harvard, this man authored 27 novels (including Jurassic Park), created the television series ER, and directed five films.Michael Crichton
57.9%
The only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences.Marie Curie
55.7%
Born a slave in Missouri during the Civil War, this man excelled in botany, education, music, and was most known for his inventions relating to peanuts.George Washington Carver
55%
The only Mercury astronaut to also fly on the Space Shuttle (and be a U.S. Senator).John Glenn
51.1%
Description Person % Correct
The only person ever to serve as U.S. President and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.William Howard Taft
46.7%
The only person to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series.Deion Sanders
33.7%
In addition to being the 'Father of Modern Linguistics', he is an MIT professor, political activist, author, and major advocate for anarcho-syndicalism.Noam Chomsky
26.4%
Author, lawyer, architect, statesman, and violinist, he spoke six languages and invented the polygraph copying device.Thomas Jefferson
22.1%
The first African-American to earn a masters degree from Harvard, he was a sociologist, historian, economist, and author of 'The Soul of Black Folks'. He also co-founded the NAACP.W.E.B. DuBois
20%
The only person to win a Heisman Trophy and coach a team to an NCAA FBS national championship.Steve Spurrier
18.7%
One of only four women to win an Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Oscar, she also has a Drama Desk, a BAFTA, three People's Choice Awards, and a Mark Twain prize.Whoopi Goldberg
18.4%
The only person to have been President of a nation and Secretary-General of the U.N.Kurt Waldheim
7.7%
Chancellor to the Pharaoh Djoser, he was among the first architects, engineers, and physicians in recorded history.Imhotep
7.6%
A U.S. federal judge since 1981, he is also a law professor, literary critic, economist, political theorist, and philosopher.Richard Posner
4.2%

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