College Applicant or The Most Interesting Man in the World?

There's a famous (fictional?) college application essay that's been bouncing around the Internet for years. I first heard it at Morris Knolls High School in 1995, when legendary chemistry teacher Bob Powers read it to our class before the college fair. It may have been old even then.

"I am a dynamic figure," the essay begins, "often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention."



It goes on like that for paragraphs and reminds me a lot of the Dos Equis commercials with The Most Interesting Man in the World. Can you tell whether each statement is from the viral essay or the beer ads? (I've changed the pronouns.)

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Mosquitos refuse to bite him, purely out of respect.

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He makes extraordinary four-course meals using only a Mouli and a toaster oven.

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He is the only man to ever ace a Rorschach test.

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Years ago he discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down.

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He went to a psychic once...to warn her.

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He lives vicariously through himself.

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The laws of physics do not apply to him.

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He can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy.

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He once buried a time capsule full of things that haven't happened yet.

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He can cook Thirty Minute Brownies in 20 minutes.

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He has never lost a sock.

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