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Yesterday's Pi Matrix Challenge. So close, but didn't break the record. Maybe next time!
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This is a small part of the first time I attempted the Pi Matrix Challenge, last September. Spoiler alert: I didn't beat the record! I was scheduled to try again today, Pi Day, but due to the snowstorm, I have to reschedule (it'll probably be next Tuesday).
The Pi Matrix Challenge has been called “The Everest of Memorization Tests.” It involves knowing not only the first 10,000 digits of Pi in five-digit segments: 3. 14159 26535 8979…, but also being able to instantly identify any of the segments. One by one, you're given 50 random segments and must be able to correctly recall the five digits both before and after every given segment.
Here's a way to picture it: imagine you have 2,000 envelopes with zip codes on them, put into a random order. You memorize the zip codes, AND the order they are in. (In your own time, taking as much time as you need.)
On the day of the record attempt, picture someone reaching into the stack of envelopes, pulling it out, and telling you what the zip code is. You have to tell them the zip code is on the previous envelope and the following envelope in the stack.
Then, one by one, they pull out 49 more envelopes, and you repeat the process for each one.
Sounds fun, right? Just another day in the life of a memory athlete/memory improvement expert.
For more of what I do, visit: http://www.bradzupp.com (for corporate speaking), or http://exceptionalassemblies.com/feats-of-memory (for elementary, middle and high school assemblies).
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Nice follow up article about my recent record attempt. Please also take the short, simple memory quiz to help memory researchers: http://www.extremememorychallenge.com/
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Great article about what I'm doing today to raise awareness for World Alzheimer's Day. Please, do me a favor. Take five minutes to check out http://www.extremememorychallenge.com/ and help researchers in their quest to understand memory. We're hoping that one day it will lead to a cure for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. - Thanks! (Share this for World Alzheimer's day - Wednesday, September 21)
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Are you involved in any sort of sales (including "selling" ideas to your kids or partner?!)? Definitely worth a listen.
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Cool podcast. Listen and share if you have an interest in memory improvement and/or productivity!
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Need memory improvement tips? Listen to podcast interview. The "2 Boomer Broads" invited me to discuss memory improvement for baby boomers (but the advice applies to any age!). 
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My latest tip to help you remember better - in 60 seconds or less. In tip #3, discover a simple way to improve your natural memory. It's something we all should be doing - are you? Share to help your friends and to get the word out! Also, send me an email or post your memory question for me to use on a future video (don't worry, I won't use your name).
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