Max Max is a smart kid with big dreams. After winning a national science fair at 8 years old, he was recruited to attend graduate school at The University where he was given his own research lab, but he's more interested in entrepreneurship. Although he's started multiple companies around his creative ideas, they've all failed. Max has tremendous potential, but he's just a kid, and his childlike predilections have been his biggest obstacles.
Landon Max's best friend, Landon, is smart too, but he's not like the rest of the clan... he's not a nerd. He excels in sports and usually has the the most sensible things to say. He's also quick to point out others' zaniness. He's an engineering grad student at The University and has deep contacts at DARPA and various other government agencies that are quick to reach out to him for his practical advice.
Penelope Penelope likes to talk... about everything. She's smart but sometimes becomes anxious about the most insignificant thing. By 6th grade, she finished most of her PhD coursework in psychology. She loves to apply her knowledge and seems to enjoy analyzing the rest of the clan... they usually don't mind it.
Finn Finn is Max's twin brother. He's smarter than Max but some say he lives in an alternate universe. Although he loves chess, movies, and trivia, his true passions are neuroscience, math, and falconry... yes, falconry! He's breezing through grad school, and is currently leading the world's most advanced artificial intelligence research lab at The University.
Aristotle Finn's sharp-tongued pet owl whose favorite pastimes are reading and sleeping.
Lefty Max's good-natured yet gullible lab assistant. When he's not helping Max advance scientific knowledge, he finds interesting ways to entertain himself.
Shifty Lefty's arrogant and self-absorbed cousin who aspires to become famous, by any means necessary.
Think Shop Research Institute This is where most of the cutting edge work happens. The University built it for Max and his friends after receiving numerous requests (and all the grant money) from both public and private sector leaders who see tremendous potential in these kids.
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