Ten Tibias is a true Renaissance man with his many tastes and talents. Descended from a German monarch and a distant cousin of the man who coined the term “Big Bang Theory,” Ten Tibias himself is a lover of knowledge and culture. His top categories on the site are chimpanzees, lions, bears and other animals from the wild. We are fortunate to have a contributor with such a broad range of talents and interests at Answers.com. His expertise and enthusiasm have earned him various badges including one from WikiReviewers and another from Vandal Patrol. Read on to learn more!
What is your first name?
My first name is Jaid.
What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?
My Answers username is Ten Tibias. It was originally just a funny-sounding name that got stuck in my head but it was so easy to remember – and it sounded kind of neat – that I kept it for many things. (For those that don’t know, the tibia is the large bone in the lower part of the leg, commonly referred to as the “shin bone.”)
What enticed you to join our community?
I joined Answers.com because it seemed like a great opportunity to pass on knowledge which is something one can never have enough of. Having been raised by a professor of English, I have a passion for teaching and learning, and Answers.com seemed like a good place to exercise that passion.
What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?
I’m proud of becoming a Supervisor, and managing, at one point, to hold first place for answers on the site.
What is your favorite type of music? What is your favorite band or artist?
My taste in music is certainly not the usual. I listen mainly to the classical genre and techno. I know that sounds like a mismatched preference, but there you are. Amid classical genre, I listen mainly to the Romantic era composers, particularly Chopin and Rachmaninov. As far as techno goes, I am a particular fan of Dimrain47.
Who is your favorite poet? What is your favorite poem and why?
My favourite poet is Edgar Allan Poe, though Alexander Pope comes close.
If anonymous poems were accounted for, I would have to mention Unhappy Dionysius.
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
If I had three wishes, I would probably wish for a longer life, good fortune, and more wishes. The allowance of limitless wishes, while a dangerous one, removes the stress normally applied by the three-wish scenario.
What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?
I have several hobbies that include gardening and landscape architecture. I greatly enjoy growing plants, particularly exotic ones, and landscaping a small park or garden.
Perhaps my favourite is genealogy. I have traced my ancestry back to the 800s A.D., I am descended from a minor German monarch. I also am a distant cousin of Sir Fred Hoyle, who is famous for his theory of the origin of the elements, and who coined the term “Big Bang Theory.”
What are you most passionate about in your life?
I have a passion for problem-solving. I intend to use the rest of my life for solving the problems of anyone and everyone, at small and large levels.