Type A knows no bounds
When Massachusetts residents gain high-profile recognition after toiling in obscurity for years, it’s generally for their intellectual pursuits. Bay State residents often figure prominently among the winners of Nobel Prizes. On Monday, the MacArthur Foundation announced that four Boston-area residents had received so-called “genius” fellowships — grants of $500,000 that reward recipients for groundbreaking but often unsung work. And then there’s Moustafa Ismail, a Franklin resident recently recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as having the planet’s largest biceps.