We’ve also invited the Maclean’s Genius, Peter Dyakowski, to take the quiz. Dyakowski is a lineman with the CFL’s Hamilton Ticats who also bested the competition in CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person contest in 2012. And we don’t call him our genius for nothing—he solved the viral Singapore brain teaser that had been stumping the Internet. (And during his workout, no less!)
This week, we tested Dyakowski on everything from liquor to athletic musicians, from poetry forms to planetary systems. How did he do? “Now I know why the villanelles I’ve been self-publishing are always criticized for being too short,” he said. Even if he didn’t quite nail our question on poetry, he still scored 80 per cent.