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Solomon Shereshevsky, the Unforgettable

One of the most analyzed memories belonged to a Russian Solomon Shereshevsky, otherwise known as S. According to the famous neuropsychologist Professor Luria, who studied S for thirty years, his memory had no distinct limits.

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Harry Lorayne: Mnemonist, Magician, and Author 

Harry Lorayne was one of the great memory men of the twentieth century — a fine performer, actor, mnemonist, magician, author, and lecturer. 

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Genie, A Feral Child Abused, Neglected and Isolated

Feral children are children who have grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. Besides children being raised in the "natural state" provided by the wild, there are also many cases of children who were raised or kept in extreme isolation. This is the story of Genie.

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What Are Feral Children?

Feral children are children who have grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. They may have been raised by animals (often wolves) or somehow survived on their own.

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11 Unusual and Amazing Schools

Schools are not limited to rows of desks, stacks of textbooks, and linoleum hallways. They can be caves, boats, or train platforms. Yes, there’s a whole world of unusual and amazing schools out there!

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Isabelle: The Story of a Child Kept in Extreme Isolation

A feral child is a human who has lived away from human contact from a very young age and has little or no experience of human care, loving or social behavior, and, crucially, human language. Feral children are confined by humans (often parents), brought up by animals, or isolated in the wild. This is the story of Isabelle.

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Victor of Aveyron — The Story of a Feral Child

In the late eighteenth century, a child of eleven or twelve was captured, who some years before had been seen completely naked in the Caune Woods in France, seeking acorns and roots to eat. The boy was given the name Victor and is often referred to as the Wild Boy of Aveyron.

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10 High School Dropouts Who Are Now Millionaires

Some high school dropouts illustrate that education might be one of many roads to success. Here are ten high school dropouts who are now millionaires.

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What Is the Longest Word in English?

If you suffer from hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, which refers to a fear of long words, this page is not for you. The longest English word spans about fifty-seven pages. It’s the chemical name for the titin protein found in humans. Its full name has 189,819 letters. Would you like to hear it pronounced? Pop some popcorn before you get started!

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Feral Children: The Story of Amala and Kamala

Probably the best known story of feral children is that of two girls, Amala and Kamala, who were raised by a she-wolf. In 1920, as the story goes, Reverend J. A. L. Singh saw a mother wolf and cubs, two of whom had long, matted hair and looked human. After considerable preparations and difficulties, the two human creatures were captured.

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Leslie Welch, the Amazing Memory Man

Often referred to as a walking sports, Leslie Welch became famous for his ability to answer almost any question on football, horse racing and cricket. He played to packed music halls in the late 1940s and 1950s, bewildering audiences wherever he went. Millions tuned in to his radio shows and he was soon earning £11,000 a year. Then it all went wrong...

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Kaspar Hauser: The Story of a Child Kept in Extreme Isolation

A feral child is an individual who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age, with little or no experience of human care, social behavior, or language. A famous story is that of Kaspar Hauser, told in Wolf-children and Feral Man by Singh and Zingg.

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