Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Memorandum Monday - Tidbits of Genius
As we relaxed this weekend, I spent some time on one of my favorite hobbies - reading! I'm currently reading several books and finishing up a few magazines that have been in my to-read pile for a while. I learned several new things that I didn't know before from this Time special edition.
Here are a few tidbits of knowledge I garnered from TIME Secrets of Genius: Discovering the nature of brilliance:
*The most accepted definition of a "prodigy" is "a child between the ages of 10 & 13 already performing at an adult professional level in a highly demanding and valued field."
*The word "prodigy" is derived from the Latin word Prodigium, which means something unnatural or a monster. Until recently, many child prodigies were considered to be possessed rather than blessed with a particular talent.
*The Slinky debuted at Gimbel's department store in Philadelphia in 1943 and the original stock of 400 sold out in 90 minutes.
*There are people who believe in Singularity (the moment artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence and ends civilization as we know it) and believe that it's almost here.
*Liquid paper was developed in 1951 by a single mom supporting her young son, and she created it at home until she was able to open a factory years later. The product was originally called "Mistake Out," but the name was later changed to "Liquid Paper."
Have you learned any interesting tidbits from magazines lately?
Joining in today with Sian's Memorandum Monday meme sharing something NEW (Something you did over the weekend FOR THE FIRST TIME or something you learned and DIDN'T KNOW BEFORE).