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bet you have not seen this on TV….. April 23, 2008

Filed under: "what the heck" — kgarrard @ 3:06 am

this will be a quick post.

brent and i have been lazing around for a bit.  we watched our DVR – john smoltz get his 3000 strike out.  brooke totally mess up on IDOL.  then we start channel surfing.

now, hold on to your hats.  for we have just viewed one of the most riveting TV competitions ever….

the USA MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP.

yes, it is a fully commentated, fully televised, moderately interesting competition.  the contestants are put through a series of different memory challenges.  for example, having to remember a shuffled deck of cards IN THE RIGHT ORDER after viewing them briefly.  OR, having a ‘tea party’ where three different audience guests approach a microphone, give their personal info (name, bday, address, phone number, hobbies, pets, fav foods) one after the other — then, the contestants are asked to remember this info BY MEMORY.  but careful, three strikes and you’re out.

i am not sure from here where the competition goes b/c we had just had enough.  

the previous champ can recite the first 22,000 digits of Pi, like 3.14 and on and on and on and on….. yes, i meant to type 22,000.

ridiculous.  or amazing really. 

wow!  i need to go to bed.  i’ve heard that sleep helps our retention and memory.  these people must only wake up for the CHAMPIONSHIP. 


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8 Responses to “bet you have not seen this on TV…..”

  1. Stephen Says:

    haha i love your categories and how you filed this one under, “what the heck.”

  2. Hillary Murrah Says:

    I thought everyone knew Pie was 3. 1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 🙂

  3. Pie is what I eat when I go to family reunions.

  4. Ruth Garrard Says:

    Pi is a non-terminating, non-repeating decimal…that information from a retired middle school math teacher who always celebrated Pi Day on March 14th….3/14…get it.

  5. Twila Masaschi Says:

    Just for the record…I think that is rather remarkable!!!

  6. Eliza Says:

    clearly the memory competition was more intriguing than not. wow. did NOT know that mrs. garrard was a math teacher in her day. wowzers.

  7. Stephen Says:

    I was going to leave a funny comment…

    …but I can’t remember.

    🙂

  8. Melissa Says:

    I can’t believe the crap they put on TV these days! I mean, really! Can’t they find anything more entertaining than…what were we talking about again?


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