Savants

I recently saw a special on Savants on Discovery channel, and was amazed at how they are not more well known. Some, such as Kim Peek, can memorize straight facts, and read pages that would take a normal person to read in a minute, they can read in 8 seconds. Just to make sure that we know they are different, Kim Peek has managed to learn to read the left page with his left eye, and the right page with his right eye.  The video below is part 1 of a documentary about Daniel Tammet, who has the ability to calculate pi to over 22 thousand places.

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