The genius who lives downstairs – extract
Aged three, Simon Phillips Norton had an IQ of 178. By five, he could rattle off his 91 times table. At Cambridge, he was the greatest maths prodigy they had ever seen. So what happened to his career? Alexander Masters on a story that doesn’t add up
Thanks to his two brothers, who make a living because they are not cursed with his intelligence, he is able to live and be happy. O lucky man. Mind you, can I just say: IKEA SHELVING.