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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Memory prodigy

Thin slice of pi

A Japanese mental health counsellor broke the record for reciting pi from memory in a marathon session this weekend. Akira Haraguchi, 59, recited the number to 83,431 decimal places.

Guardian 03Jul2005

1 comment:

  1. Hi Malcolm,

    I just read that story. Amazing. Totally amazing. I loved the part where it said that he was three hours into it on another attempt but he was told the facility had to be locked up for the night, so he stopped. Crazy!

    Personally, I've got the first 8 digits mastered.

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