Meet the Nerds

CADE BECERRA

What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
Pig liver

What fact do you wish you had never learned?
Some butterflies drink human blood

If you could spend 24 hours as someone else, who would you spend the day as?
A professional acoustic guitar maker

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
Body crossing ( unsure if that's the proper name but basically taking two halves of different animals and putting them together)

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Anything involving creating something
More Nerdy - Paper books (ebooks have nothing on a paper)
A Little Nerdy - Card games

Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings?
Star Wars, because the droids are cute

What game do you dominate when you play it?
I will race anyone in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe any day, any time  

If you could spend 24 hours as someone else, who would you spend the day as?
Shigeru Miyamoto, so I can learn all the secrets of the next new Mario game

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
I would cover the entire eastern seaboard in tin foil, then point a giant magnet towards it to reverse the rotation of the Earth and ultimately take over the tri-state area!

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Nintendo
More Nerdy - Cartoons
A Little Nerdy - LEGOs

CAIL UMBAUGH

CARLEY HASKINS

What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
Nutella on pickles

What fact do you wish you had never learned?
That hot dogs are made out of leftover pig parts

If you could spend 24 hours as someone else, who would you spend the day as?
Hozier

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
Mutated spiders to create an army of spidermen

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Marvel
More Nerdy - Puzzles
A Little Nerdy - Musicals

What game do you dominate when you play it?
Tetris, no question

If you could spend 24 hours as someone else, who would you spend the day as?
Mordenkainen, because wizards are great

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
Mechanical/computerized human enhancement

Which super power would you like to have? Why?
The ability to connect 2 points in space as if they were adjacent (i.e. summon portals) because it's like teleporting but you can move things/people with you and revolutionize transportation.

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Game Design
More Nerdy - Computer Science
A Little Nerdy -  D&D

DAN KOWALSKI

Emma Sanders

The last time you read something not on a computer it was...
The back of a Pringles can.

What game do you dominate when you play it?
Egyptian Rat Screw

If you could spend 24 hours as someone else, who would you spend the day as?
Empress Dowager Cixi - if you don't know who she is please look her up!

Which super power would you like to have? Why?
Telekinesis - you can essentially have any superpower by manipulating the elements/molecules around you.

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Music and Biology
More Nerdy - American Sign Language
A Little Nerdy - Food/Baking

What fact do you wish you had never learned?
Giant Salamanders are omnivorous, grow almost 4 feet long, and can walk on land.

If you could spend 24 hours as someone else, who would you spend the day as?
My dog. If we’re going fictional I’m a huge fan of Korra: bending and a polar bear dog sounds pretty great to me!

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
If I could make alchemy and/or magic a real thing via chemistry, I 100% would. Probably wouldn’t be a great idea in the long run, but hey, we’re ignoring ethics here.

Which super power would you like to have? Why?
Shapeshifting. Not for anything like “I want to sneak into top secret laboratories” (although that’d be fun), but because of how mundane it useful it could be. Shelf is just a little too high? Stretch your arm a little. In an awkward situation? Now you have wings and have something else to talk about.

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Fantasy - Dungeons and Dragons, LotR, etc.
More Nerdy - Nintendo - specifically Pokèmon, Fire Emblem, and Zelda
A Little Nerdy - Chemistry

Erin Heeschen

Grayson Wallace

What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
A salt and vinegar chip dipped in applesauce

What game do you dominate when you play it?
Dice Forge

If you could spend 24 hours as someone else, who would you spend the day as?
I would want to be Sofie Dossi a contortionist who was seen on America’s Got Talent

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
How to get the dirt off the corners of our cabinets in our kitchen

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Singing
More Nerdy - Soccer
A Little Nerdy - Gymnastics

What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
Green Tea Ice Cream

What game do you dominate when you play it?
Towerfall

What fact do you wish you had never learned?
That bees can sting

If you could spend 24 hours as someone else, who would you spend the day as?
Christopher Nolan

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Video and Board Games
More Nerdy - History
A Little Nerdy - Band

Jacob Berowitz

Mara "Marz" Smeltzer

The last time you read something not on a computer it was...
The rules to Gloom in Space

What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
Deep-fried frog’s legs

What fact do you wish you had never learned?
Cannibalism is technically not illegal in the US! (All the intervening steps are though.)

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
Inventing a better tasting energy drink

Which super power would you like to have? Why?
Teleportation, so I could get more sleep and not have to worry about being late

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - TTRPGs
More Nerdy - Dice
A Little Nerdy - Sodas, specifically Mountain Dew

The last time you read something not on a computer it was...
Spearhead

What fact do you wish you had never learned?
That birds regurgitate into there baddies mouths, whatcha basically means they throw up in there baddies mouth

If you could spend 24 hours as someone else, who would you spend the day as?
A pilot

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
To find out if animals were capable of in depth thought

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Video games
More Nerdy - Band
A Little Nerdy - History

Mason VanDyke

Nick Wallace

What fact do you wish you had never learned?
Neutrinos from the sun are passing through you as we speak.

If you could spend 24 hours as someone else, who would you spend the day as?
Anne Bonny, a notorious Irish pirate during the 1700s.

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
I would give a shark hands instead of fins. There are so many possibilities!

Which super power would you like to have? Why?
The ability to control elementary particles. You basically get direct control over all of nuclear physics.

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Physics
More Nerdy - Board Games
A Little Nerdy - Music

The last time you read something not on a computer it was...
Last night, the Rape of Nanking. A book about Japanese atrocities in WW2.

What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
I tried squid in Madrid. No bueno.

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
The purge. I would see how a country would react to living through the purge. I feel different nations would be unique in their reactions. That or everyone would accept human nature and attempt to benefit themselves.

Which super power would you like to have? Why?
Either being able to interact with the dead like Klaus in the Umbrella Academy. Or the ability to adopt people's skills (music, language, etc.)

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Serial killers
More Nerdy - Video games + languages
A Little Nerdy - History

Sam Rodgers

Virginia Jeffrey

What game do you dominate when you play it?
Badminton

What fact do you wish you had never learned?
That the FDA permits 3 fly larvae in every can of tomato sauce

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
To find a way for humans to change eye and hair color at will or to create real life Pokémon

Which super power would you like to have? Why?
Pyrokinesis and Kryokenesis. I would like to be able to manipulate my body temperature and generating ice and fire at will sounds really fun too.

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Drawing and art
More Nerdy - Colorguard and Stage Crew
A Little Nerdy - Sci fi media (comics, superhero movies, tv shows)

What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
I once ordered a Fajita that came in a pineapple from Tania’s

What fact do you wish you had never learned?
That there’s a trash island floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

You’re A Mad Scientist, What Scientific Experiment Would You Run If Money And Ethics Weren’t An Issue?
I’d probably do some sort of Jurassic Park style experiment but with aquatic animals. Hopefully things would turn out better than they did in the movie

Which super power would you like to have? Why?
Teleportation, cuts down on transportation costs

What are you a Nerd about?
Most Nerdy - Music/Artists
More Nerdy - History, Random historic Facts
A Little Nerdy - Games, game mechanics

Will Esposito