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Well, They Say the Mind is the First Thing to Go
Kirt's Cogitations™ #161

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   Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
   Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.


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Well, They Say the Mind is the First Thing to Go

Truman Safford, of Vermont, could instantly extract the square root of 7-digit number at age 10. He demonstrated the ability to square the number 365,365,365,365,365,365 in his head in less than a minute. Truman graduated from Harvard, became an astronomer, and eventually lost the ability to perform those amazing feats.