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Winnipeg teacher comes up fourth in Smartest Person competition

If Vincent Massey Collegiate science teacher Dr. Marshall Carroll is the fourth smartest person in Canada, imagine how smart his students are going to be.

The 49-year-old life-long Winnipegger'who has a PHD in theoretical quantum chemistry'came in fourth place on the CBC special Canada's Smartest Person aired Sunday night.

“I would have like to have won, but when it's all said in done it was still lots of fun,” Carroll told the Metro late Sunday, noting friends had dubbed the event ‘Marsh Madness' and held parties to watch him compete. “All our friends in different places all got together to cheer me on'I thought that was pretty cool.”

Carroll went brain to brain against three other genius Canadians in a series of challenges designed to test multiple intelligences. Hamilton Tiger Cat Peter Dyskowski took the top spot.

The teacher of 21 years says he'll take the contestants to school if he gets the chance to compete again.

“If they want a re-match, I'm there,” he laughed.

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