She was also the provost at Stanford at some point. She got her Ph.D in political science at age 26, so actually she is that smart.
Sometime before 2009, certain Estonian wizards tried to murder her... with their thoughts (over the Atlantic puddle). The police refused to look into the thoughtcrime. Speculation is that they were too busy laughing.
Dictators seemed to find her really hot. Muammar al-Gaddafi had a scrap book full of pictures of her and described her as "my black, African queen" and Hugo Chavez said she found him irresistible (citation needed, Hugo!!).