Haha yeah throw a kid over a table in front of everyone and they tend to leave you alone after that.
Funny thing is though I never once felt I was being bullied for being smart (aced nearly every test, always scored in the 99th percentile on standardized tests).
I was bullied for being poor, quiet, and oddly for never running. Being smart is rarely the reason people are bullied, more often it's some social stigma.
You look funny, have poor social skills, have a superiority complex, etc. Easier to feel good about yourself if you can tell yourself it is because you are smart.