||[Mar. 19th, 2005|08:17 pm]
I just found out about the USA memory championship
from slashdot, and tried out a the random word memorization thingie. In my first attempt I did 40 words in 6 minutes with 3 mistakes, and in my second attempt 40 words in 5 minutes without mistakes. I think I can easily beat the USA record of 107 words (in 15 minutes), especially considering that the contest allows 20 minutes for recollection whereas I didn't give myself any time at all. The world record of 189 is probably too high for me, but I think with some practice I can reach 130-150.