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    I am not that dedicated.

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060110/D8F22HLO1.html

    Australian Man Recites 4,400 Digit Number
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    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - For Australian Chris Lyons, reciting a 4,400 digit number was as easy as pi. Lyons, 36, recited the first 4,400 digits of pi - a mathematical value that has an infinite number of decimal places - without a single error at the 2006 Mindsports Australia Festival on Monday, organizer David Cordover said Tuesday.

    The memory coach from the southern city of Melbourne took 2 1/2 hours to complete the feat, Cordover said.

    Lyons said he spent just one week memorizing the digits before reciting them for judges at the festival.

    "With the right techniques and a bit of practice you can remember what ever you want," Lyons said.

    Lyon's feat is far from the record, however.

    In July, a Japanese psychiatric counselor recited pi to 83,431 decimal places from memory, breaking his own personal best of 54,000 digits and setting an unofficial world record, media reports said.

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    if thoes aussies had ownership rights i would buy that hand a 10-22 and a fiew mags , just to see how many tossed blocks he could hit lol

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    And to think I have a hard time remembering my own phone #

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    some one didnt and doesnt have a life

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    Sheesh - each to his own I guess.

    I'm like Bruce - even phone #'s zero me out sometimes LOL!

    One thing I do find - and this is just mentioned out of interest - I memorize strings of numbers much better by grouping them in two or three digit groups - much easier than a long string of sequential singles.
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    In July, a Japanese psychiatric counselor recited pi
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Sheesh - each to his own I guess.

    I'm like Bruce - even phone #'s zero me out sometimes LOL!

    One thing I do find - and this is just mentioned out of interest - I memorize strings of numbers much better by grouping them in two or three digit groups - much easier than a long string of sequential singles.
    The Memory Book

    Easy way to improve memory. Especially for numbers. Doubt that it will get someone out to thousands of digits of pi though (they must be savants).

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