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Date: 04/29/08 12:05 PM

35 Responses to Accidental Genius

  1. Profile photo of starsclips
    starsclips Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2008 at 11:41 am
    Link: Accidental Genius - It looks like we have another Rainman amongst us.
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    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    it doesn`t load for me!
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    specialque Female 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    ^^neither for me
    i kept refreshing
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    Phoenix306 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    Accidental failure?
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    I wanna see it!
    And lol@ Phoenix.
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    HankMagoo Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    Well at least Tom Cruise isn`t in this one, making it automatically superior to the original.
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    HankMagoo Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:22 pm
    I don`t buy it. I think he learned a formula to get attention. Even if he can do that, hey how about this: I have a calendar. Weak. Still better than the one with Tom Cruise, who can`t read.
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    lmd Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:37 pm rather simple
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    Camelnoise Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    Imagine if this guys ability was real. Substitue numbers for ATCG and apply pattern do the DNA sequence...something useful. They should test whether this guy has a formula or not by applying the different rules to different pattenrs of number...instead of 7 use 9.
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    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    uh, really useful talent...i guess.
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    cowboyfrank Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    i really wanted the NEOCUBE
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    jetmark Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    @HankMagoo: LOL. good one.

    gotta watch Wapner.

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    JoeBored Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    I want to be a Genius lol
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    Midnightlake Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    he`s not as good as this guy who got hit in the head by a baseball bat and could suddenly know days of the week and what the weather was like on that day too.
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    FallenSoul Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    How the hell do people not believe in this? It`s the result of autism. Not all autistic people are like this but there are ones who are.
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 1:36 pm
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    Fittomeister Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 1:46 pm
    not rainman! more like adam from corner of the universe
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    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 1:49 pm
    wow I think that was so boring...and it`s really not a useful talent..I don`t care what day of the week a certain date is
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    iBeth Female 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    Shortone0726 i agree

    Like we need to no what day of the week our birthday will be on in 69 years time ?!

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    ame121689 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    my math teacher in highschool could do this exact same thing and suffered from autism.... autism has to be the weirdest thing about the brain..
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 2:29 pm
    With that face and body, he better damn have an IQ of 200!!
    Anyway, it seems to me that he found a way to calculate really fast (in his mind) the dates and days of every year.
    He takes WAY too long as if he was thinking too much, but maybe that`s just because he wasn`t always a Genius.
    Like all other `Savants`, his talents are pretty USELESS. When he can find a cure for cancer (not AIDs, no one cares about AIDS), I`ll consider him a REAL asset to our society.
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    Foob Male 40-49
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    April 29, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    Without our tendency to constantly abstract what is into language, we`d all be able to do this. This is the raw, unfiltered brain at work.
    Without opinion or interpretation.
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    srpatata Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    i can divide by zero...
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    Freelop Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 4:04 pm
    if things evolve through necessity then why do humans only use a small part of their brains?
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    banterfemme Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 4:05 pm
    lol cowboyfrank: "i really wanted the NEOCUBE"

    me too:)

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    adilicious Female 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm
    Not very useful.. but still impressive.
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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    @ HankMagoo, Shortone0726, iBeth:
    you people are fools. no one said that it was useful. just the fact that he can do it is amazing.
    congratulations. you can look up what day it is on a calender. he can figure it out in his head without the aid of external objects.

    @ Wey_Pooh:
    what constitues "too long"? the longest he took was like 5 seconds when the guy said he was born on april 8, 5872. how fast can you do it?

    that is not entirely true. it is just as impossible to say that humans use 100% of their brains. the brain has an unlimited potential for learning. tell me, what is 10% of infinity?

    (end rant)

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    hunneybear Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 7:10 pm
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    Neuromancer3 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 8:07 pm
    My old man had a frieNd named tony who could do this also and he was autistic. Human potential is amazing and most people dont realize it. Sad really.
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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    I`ve seen this episode - the first three in fact. I was fascinated with the whole thing.

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    trinity_enig Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 12:25 am
    How has nobody commented on the geeky old guy in the baseball cap- couldn`t help but laugh at him, and it was on sideways lololololololol
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    TuffGhost88 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 12:47 am
    I find this fascinating...but i find Kim Peek (off whom Rainman was based) and Daniel Paul Tammet to be even more incredible.
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    PC-Player Male 18-29
    129 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    This is NO ACCIDENT. The guy spent 20 years obsessed with calenders - of course he`ll be superb at assigning a weekday to any date. Over time he probably created mental short cuts that allow him to calculate the date quickly even without knowing it.
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    richoricho Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2008 at 8:47 pm
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    You should read Frames of Mind by psychologist Howard Gardner who proposed the theory of multiple intelligences. In his book he discusses autistic individuals that have amazing mathematical or musical abilities who can hardly function in normal situations.

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