Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Mandatory Viewing: Superbrain verus Above-average Brain

You must watch this clip from the Discovery Channel show on Daniel Tammet.

From ScienceChannel.com:

"Daniel Tammet is a "super brain". He can calculate numbers to hundreds of decimal points in seconds and learn new languages in a week. Through a set of challenges against other "super brains," Daniel's amazing cognitive abilities are demonstrated".

I'm not sure what entertained me more: the researcher's creepy delight over "tricking" Daniel (note the nerdy, evil-scientist snickers) or Daniel's jab back at the researcher at the very end (the reading comment). One of the most important lessons that I've ever learned in life: Never mess with someone who is smarter than you.

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