The Man Who Couldn't Tie His Shoes

by Peter Cherches

There once was a man who never learned to tie his shoes. He was otherwise extremely smart and capable, a top student all through grade school, high school and college, always the class valedictorian. This man was so brilliant that he got a full scholarship to the most prestigious technical university in the country, where he completed a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics in record time. When he was only twenty-two he invented a bomb more powerful than any that had previously existed, a bomb that could kill billions of people cleanly and efficiently without even the slightest damage to property. But still, despite all this, he couldn't tie his shoes. Thank heaven for loafers.

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