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24 March 2006 @ 05:06 pm
Shock story: Woman with perfect memory knows who Bing Crosby is  
There's an article here about a woman who appears to have perfect memory. Pretty impressive stuff. But I'm rather confused by the journalist's surprise that she knew who Bing Crosby was.

The researcher wasn't sure if she'd know, because she's 40; she'd be after the Bing Crosby era. I know and I'm 33. I'd be surprised if my sister, who was in her twenties when the article was published (happy birthday sis!) doesn't know who he is.

Perhaps we're just special. After all, White Christmas is a rare and little known song.
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wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on March 24th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
o_O what? Now if she'd known who Dion Fortune was, or had memorised books by Bruce Graham (obscure between wars british writer only I seem to have read in a long time) then I'd be impressed.
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on March 24th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
and if she'd memorised some of Bruce's books that I haven't managed to find then I'd want to be her friend.
a very caring potatomollydot on March 24th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, she was impressive. I'd say if she'd been told who they were she'd know.

But...

"I wasn't sure she would know, because she's 40 and wasn't of the Bing Crosby era," he says.

But she did.


"But she did." is pulled out in its own paragraph like it's a shocking fact.
omlyomly on April 6th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the response to thid old post, but it made me laugh because I am in my 20's and I know who he was. Then again I was a chorus kid.

Hiya, I am omly from BC. Do you mind if I friend you?
a very caring potato: todomollydot on April 6th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
Not at all! Welcome!
I'm friending you too, though I may have to drop you again, depending on how much time I'm wasting on lj. I don't do many friends-only posts though.
a very caring potato: hugmollydot on April 6th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
I love your knitting icon!