I was surfing about and ran across a reference to Joel Kupperman. It made me think about how you don't hear much about child prodigies any more. Seems like when I was young in '50s & '60s there was a lot of talk about them. They were always on radio and TV shows demonstrating some amazing skill. And I remember thinking if these kids are so smart now imagine what they will accomplish when they grow up! But you know, they all have grown up now- and I never hear any more about them after they do. It's as if they lose whatever prodigious abilities once they are adults.
Like what ever did happen to Joel Kupperman who amazed people with his breadth of knowledge and mathematical mastery on "Quiz kids". Well through the magic of Google I located him at the University of Connecticut where he has spend many quiet years as a professor of philosophy. Not a dummy job, but hardly anything really exceptional either and as far as I can find he hasn't accomplished anything exceptional since reaching adulthood.
So why do I bring this subject to your attention? No reason other than I have this strange need to bore other people with my fits of interest in obscure subjects.