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Marilyn Vos Savant
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    (August 11, 1946- )
    Highest recorded IQ 228 at age ten (1989 Guinness Book of Records)
    Wife of creator of Jarvic 7 artificial heart
    Writes 'Ask Marilyn' for Parade Sunday Supplement
    Wrote 'Ask Marilyn (1992),' 'The World's Most Famous Math Problem: The Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem and Other Mathematical Mysteries (1993),' 'The Power of Logical Thinking (1996),' 'Of Course I'm for Monogamy: I'm Also for Everlasting Peace and an End to Taxes (1996),' 'I've Forgotten Everything I Learned in School!, (1994),' 'Brain Building: Exercising Yourself Smart (1991) and 'More Marilyn: Some Like it Bright! (1994)
    On the website the site creators illustrate a number of times where she was wrong.
    Parade Magazine told the website's author, Herb Weiner, to remove quoted questions from Marilyn as it violates copyright.
    Sometimes, when a reader points out a possible flaw in her logic, she will arrogantly, just say she is correct.
    Her column provokes thoughts.
    Most controversial and famous puzzle she solved was the Monty Hall - Lets Make a Deal.
    Assuming you can select one of three hidden choices with one choice being good and the alternatives not good.
    The contestant makes selection, Monty Hall, who knows where the good choice is reveals one of the two remaining selections as not good.
    Should the contestant keep the original choice or switch to the non revealed unselected choice.
    Marilyn correctly said switching, changes your odds from 1 in 3 to 2 in 3.
    She occasionally will admit to errors.
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 19 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 29 Votes: 65.52% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 49 Votes: 73.47% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 89 Votes: 69.66% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 144 Votes: 63.89% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 257 Votes: 61.87% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 382 Votes: 57.59% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 641 Votes: 64.12% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 3295 Votes: 42.31% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 702 Votes: 69.94% Annoying
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