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Date: 02/15/07 02:14 AM

77 Responses to 8 Diseases that Give You Superhuman Powers

  1. Profile photo of 10384
    10384 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2007 at 12:40 am
    Link: 8 Diseases that Give You Superhuman Powers - Interesting.
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    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2007 at 11:20 am
    that guy with the photographic memory was awsome, i wish i had a photographic memory like that, that way id only have to study once for a test then i would ace it
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    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
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    February 14, 2007 at 1:00 pm
    That was really neat
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 2:18 am
    Last night`s Episode of HOUSE had a CIPA patient, Not as nice as it seems.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 2:27 am
    Huh. Intresting. I think I might have a slight case of Synesthesia. intresting. music and... Olfactory.

    And I have Photographic memory, just not at a super human level.

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    catlikegrace Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 3:10 am
    Just learned about Synesthesia in my Psych class...it`s fascinating.
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    luckygerbils Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 3:20 am
    I feel like number 7 wouldn`t usually be a good thing. Sounds pretty painful mostly...
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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 3:24 am
    Wait those people who cant feel pain cant gain anything. No pain no gain.
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    Artgeek Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 3:35 am
    One of my art teachers had Synesthesia. Of all the ones on the list, it seems to be the best choice for "superhuman power" without horrific side effects.
    Although it I was going to die, doing it right after a dramatic burst of creative energy wouldn`t be such a bad thing I suppose.
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    fodarexiii Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 4:01 am
    Woah... crazy... sucks for 300 orgasm girl
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    Bennyd Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 4:07 am
    I want to meet someone with those `superhuman powers`
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    stereotypic Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 4:42 am
    Bah, superhuman means laser beams out of eyes, not this.
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    Diamanda Female 30-39
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    February 15, 2007 at 4:55 am
    I work with autistic children with epilepsy.
    Very few have have skills that are mindblowing like this.
    Tho magical children they are indeed.
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    chatgirl44 Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 5:16 am
    that photographic memory is incredible...it`s hard to believe somebody could actually be like that.
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 5:25 am
    As an interesting side note, the Professor Simon Baron Cohen mentioned in the video on savants is a first cousin of Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian who plays Ali G and Borat.
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    FLB Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 5:41 am
    this were really interesting.
    Afriend of mine is convinced she had the last disease, the urge to write
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    sprink99 Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2007 at 6:02 am
    Is persistant sexual arousal a superpower? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it`s my kn*b.
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    zincyams Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 7:05 am
    ^^LMAO
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    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 7:29 am
    Meh!
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 7:57 am
    Apart from the first one, I don`t think they`re what I`d call `superhuman`. They have certain advantages, yes, but some of their disadvantages might counter that more.
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    sir-cheese Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 8:34 am
    couldent be bothered to read the definitions, they should of just said what it is called and what it does, then the vid
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 8:58 am
    "Orgasm can sometimes provide temporary relief, but within hours the symptoms return" HAHAH!
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    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 9:07 am
    How bad would it suck to be the guy with no hands & Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome. Better start yoga classes.
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    Unanswered Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 9:07 am
    Crabs isn`t one? Well that sucks for me.
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 9:30 am
    That guy memorized over 22 thousand numbers in pi... I thought I was good for memorizing 50 :S
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    JAXLEY Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 9:48 am
    not feeling pain isn`t a good thing. If you step on a nail or something like that and it sticks in your foot, you won`t notice it and you`d get gangrene and either die or have your foot amputated.
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    lexmex Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 10:18 am
    koalameatpie thats exactly what i said!
    but anyways this was pretty interesting
    good article 10384
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 11:28 am
    "Huh. Intresting. I think I might have a slight case of Synesthesia. intresting. music and... Olfactory.

    And I have Photographic memory, just not at a super human level."
    well i can lift a car over my head. i win.

    "not feeling pain isn`t a good thing. If you step on a nail or something like that and it sticks in your foot, you won`t notice it and you`d get gangrene and either die or have your foot amputated."
    no, tey can still feel something touching their bare skin, but its not exactly painful

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    AfterDeath Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 12:42 pm
    Mmm... I needed that sleep...
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    b1te_me Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    psas, PSAS!!!
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    Unknown1010 Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 1:18 pm
    i think i have number 8
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    gorgokid333 Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 1:31 pm
    if i had all of these (exept for 7) then Id be the coolest member of the justice league
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    snofferol Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 2:12 pm
    I have synethesia, when I found it out a while ago I was majorly chuffed. Love having a neurological disorder.
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    jdelaney Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 2:19 pm
    So do I snofferol. Everyone else thought it was weirtd cause when I was a kid I`d alway point out certain colors of numbers even when they were written in black ^_^
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    jvcc Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 2:30 pm
    Watching #5, the guy with temporal lobe epilepsy, made me so sad. His father mentioned you can see in his eyes a cry for help...his eyes look so empty, like they`re missing something. I can`t really explain, but I almost started crying. I hope that doctor can help him.

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    Yumiii Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 3:35 pm
    I think I have mild Synthesia.
    (just looking at number that appered on the front page)
    7 is green and 300 is orange.
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    Yumiii Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 3:46 pm
    Ah, I wanted to see the dude who could draw!
    He drew Donkey Kong!
    We have a savant like that in my class, only more able socially.
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    wales4eva Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 4:07 pm
    now why doesnt it have my disease: flying
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    BleednBeauty Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 4:13 pm
    How is the PSAS one a Super Human Power? And did anyone else notice in the 2nd video that when the Dr said his S he whistled it. I got so annoyed I had to skip pass what he said.
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    treetastic Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 4:17 pm
    This should make people enjoy getting syiphalis (sp?) a little bit more (#2) :-) joking of course!
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 4:37 pm
    Temporal Lobe Epilepsy looks incredible.

    You can tell he`s not faking it when he`s talking about the joy he felt when he goes into those seizures. I can only imagine =/

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    sprink99 Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2007 at 5:05 pm
    the thing about superpowers is.....hold on..... its...its........reggae reggae sauuuuuce, oh, reggae reggae sauuuuce.
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    ddr_coke21 Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 5:40 pm
    I think I might have a slight case of Hypergraphia.
    I love to write, and always seem to being doing that, listening to music, typing, or drawing.
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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 5:40 pm
    I have Synesthesia (sound to color. any sound). It`s really not as big a deal as people claim.
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    M3ntal1313 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 5:43 pm
    Having uncontrollable orgasms is a superhuman power?
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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
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    February 15, 2007 at 6:31 pm
    I read a book about a girl who had Synesthesia. It`s like having a cross in your senses, is how I think of it. She had the sound-color style, where, whatever sound there was, it had a color and shape to it. Like, people`s names and the sound of her cat meowing (she named him Mango, for that reason alone). It was interesting... kind of wish I had it.
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    Vanwa Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    I sort of have hypergraphia. It feels like I need to write something but all the words are blocked up in my mind and nothing comes. It`s a horrible/wonderful feeling.

    On the bright side, my ACT writing/reading was a 36... XD

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    Gagala Female 30-39
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    February 15, 2007 at 7:09 pm
    But the problem with people who can`t be bothered to believe in Divinity is that they usually continue believing that their Divinity`s gift to humanity. This article disturbed me. It would seem that these "scientists" were too jealous to concentrate on what was positive and share it....or possess it so that they could. So they end up selling bizarre diseases. I think Western medicine has succeeded in permanently degrading the race. Not that they`re completely ignorant or completely harmful, just that they`re proof positive that a little bit of wisdom is often worse than none.
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    Gagala Female 30-39
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    February 15, 2007 at 7:11 pm
    Sorry that *they`re* Divinity`s gift to humanity....when what they really are is probably no more than sneering, lecherous observers smearing and secreting their own negativity on and in everyone else without much to show for it but an increased abuse of language. "Reframing what people want and expect."
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    TheEx Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 7:18 pm
    The diseases don`t give you `superhuman powers.` They are side affects, and most of them weren`t too great. Yeah, photographic memory, or dramatic bursts of creativity would be kind of cool but.. lame.
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    OFFLINEXI Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 7:19 pm
    Don`t ask Stephen Stephen... er wait I guess you can Screw Tom Tom.
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    TamponString Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 8:04 pm
    Ah last nights House M.D was pretty rad. I felt bad for her but I was also laughing my ass off.
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    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 8:05 pm
    Neat
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    argenteus Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 8:50 pm
    Omg, I totally have the synesthesia or whatever, I really do assign genders and personalities to numbers, I thought everyone did it until I was like 12.
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    danmerqury Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 8:55 pm
    I`ve heard a lot of people with perfect pitch have related musical synesthesia with colors. I have perfect pitch, but don`t have the color correlation, but I know some that do.
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    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 9:41 pm
    i have photographic memory! I can imagine a blank page... with fuzzy words on it that doesn`t help me in the least. So HA!
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    Kiomi Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 9:50 pm
    This is a really cool link. :-) Interesting stuff. I think I used to have synesthesia when I was younger but it seems to have faded away..:-( I can still remember what most of the colours were though, I had the letter = colour thing..
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    liniarc Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 10:01 pm
    I`m very very afraid because this made me hungry...
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    Galadriel Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 10:17 pm
    Daaaaaamn. 300 orgasms in a day? God that sucks :-/
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    brightred Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 10:33 pm
    ...a photographic memory would really help me ace that test next week.
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    lacker239 Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 10:51 pm
    Behold! The never-ending boner!
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    Scotchy Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2007 at 11:00 pm
    When I first saw this I was thinking it was going to be like "unbreakable" type stuff, but really all that is not as rare as some make it to be.
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    AHAS9176 Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 11:17 pm
    I have synesthesia.I saw a dateline report on it once. Another thing about it is you see normally non-visual things as pictures. Like the way I view the months. It has nothing to do with color, but January is above my head, and December is at my feet. Or like this > JFMAMJJASND.
    Anyone else with this?
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    AHAS9176 Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2007 at 11:18 pm
    Oh and the musical pitch thing. I can hit certain notes because I relate them to a visual.
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    v_wilkes85
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    February 16, 2007 at 12:11 am
    To all those who say they have Hypographelia; or whatever that urge to draw thing is, HAVING THE URGE TO WRITE IN YOUR BLOG DOES NOT COUNT!! Also, the orgasm thing? HOLY poo!!!!!!!!
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    v_wilkes85
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    February 16, 2007 at 12:18 am
    The first guy may have a PHOTOgraphic memory, but that woman near the end had a PORNOgraphic memory. Can you imagine? Reminds me of that guy on Comedy Inc. ] who has a constant orgasm. WHOOO! THAT WOULD BE dratING AWESOME!!! I would just lie there all day in bed, and can you imagine how it would affect it if you smoked pot, or did ecstacy? HOLY poo THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!! I can`t believe that woman can have 300 orgasms a day. Imagine what would happen if she smoked pot?
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    MandyLea Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2007 at 12:38 am
    What if someone had all eight? now that would be cool. They would be like one of the x-men or something.
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    bianchi Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2007 at 12:56 am
    amazing! i really liked this...
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    shortone_ Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2007 at 2:19 am
    Did anybody else watch the YouTube video on savants and wonder if Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen is related to Sasha Baren-Cohen (Borat)?
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    Dukit Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2007 at 3:33 am
    7. lol
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    gilb Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2007 at 6:28 am
    firstly, a "photographic memory" is a common symptom of savant syndrome.
    Secondly i would not be envying these people yet because these conditions have mass negative effects.
    for example the autistic savant in that video gets emotionally affected by numbers that means he can get distressed by the number 3.14163784969094 (pi with random 6s and 9s added to it)
    people with PSAS suffer too because it is uncomfortable to be in that state and it is not a convenience to have an orgasm in the middle of a job interview.
    also having any condition you don`t fit in and that itself can be torture, i know that because i am not the most neurotypical person in the world.
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    animefreak88 Female 13-17
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    February 16, 2007 at 11:20 am
    THAT WAS SO INTERESTING!! i loved that!!
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    Eldreyfus Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2007 at 4:15 pm
    ive got a photographic memory but not as muchas the person on that video but out of everyone i knoe i remember the most long term things, although there is one side affect for me though, as anything that freaked me out or disturbed me from the past i can remeber perfectly and in complete detail
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    espada23 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2007 at 11:50 pm
    THINK OF ALL THE MONEY HE CAN MAKE FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY!
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    teiso Female 18-29
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    February 17, 2007 at 7:05 pm
    You don`t have to take "superhuman powers" literally, and that guy who thought he was God, doesn`t look like a very pleasant disorder. But that`s not the point. The point is that they are very interesting and unusual, some of them completely changing the way the people see the world.

    Stop being so bloody literal and pedantic.

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    justone Female 18-29
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    February 22, 2007 at 2:44 pm
    Just photographic memory, I thought everybody has that, like I do :) :)
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    xScalawag Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2007 at 3:56 pm
    Hmmm...I think Ivan the Terrible might have had Temporal Lobe Epilepsy...What do you think?

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