chapter  8
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Comparison with Other Memorists

In the first chapter of this book, we described Rajan's recitation of the first 31,811 digits of pi from memory in 1981 to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. We also noted that Hideaki Tomoyori broke Rajan's record in 1987 by reciting the first 40,000 digits of pi. Although feats like these are rare, there have been several published accounts of people with prodigious skilled memories.