I'm at it again! I'll be attempting to set a new world record on Pi Day, Tuesday 3/14, 2017.
I'll attempt to break a record that 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.
Judges will give me 50 random segments and must be able to correctly recall the five digits both before and after every given segment.
Watch the short video for a good visual explanation.
Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, approximated as 3.14159, and has an infinite number of digits with no apparent pattern.
The attempt will be held starting at 10am in Saratoga Springs, at 2 Union Avenue, Room 126, hosted by the Academy for Lifelong Learning and Empire College. Limited seating is available for spectators, but all are welcome to watch via Facebook Live via my page: https://www.facebook.com/brad.zupp. After the record attempt, I'll answer questions and offer memory tips.
Please watch online on Tuesday - 10am Eastern - or catch the video of it that I'll post later.
Whether you watch or not, please send warm thoughts my way during that time (and before as I train). This is by far the hardest memory feat I've ever attempted. I can easily memorize 10,000 digits - that only took about 11 hours. But to instantly place a five-digit segment out of the 2,000 total segments, then be able to know which five digits come before and after has proven very difficult to consistently accomplish in training.