Friday, February 15, 2008

Random Access Memory

And Don't You Forget It!

Scientists say a 42-year-old Californian woman can remember almost every detail of her life. The married woman, whom they have dubbed "Total Recall", says her life is like a "running movie that never stops". She can picture where she was, what she did and what made the headlines on any date since 1976. The woman, identified only as AJ, recalled big news events like Elvis Presley's death on August 16, 1977; but she also knew minor news item dates like a local tax passed in 1978 and a plane crash in 1979. However, her memory is not photographic. When asked to close her eyes she failed to remember researchers' clothes.

FOOTNOTE: Does her garden have forget-me-nots?

13 comments:

Mima said...

Memory is really weird isn't it!

Fyremandoug said...

Forget-me-nots....Oh David.

: )

Rosie said...

My mother is like that - never forgets a thing! It has its down sides believe me.
It is odd to see it is Friday 15th with you, we are mid-way through the 14th!

Mushy said...

I can't do dates, but except for not having the first couple of reels, I too have a great memory for the past, and I'm slowly writing it all down as the movie plays out.

Bubba's Sis said...

Wow that's an a amazing woman! I can't believe she....she.....dang, forgot what I was gonna say.

Hammer said...

I remember lots of pointless facts and old headlines too. Problem is nobody wants to play trivia games with me anymore.

Kathryn said...

Love your footnote! HA!
My mom was trying to remember one of her favorite little flowers in her garden. She was describing the pretty little blue flower, the leaves, everything. She couldn't remember the name.
Then she says, "Oh no! I'm so dumb! They are called Forget-me-nots!" hehe

Misty Dawn said...

I can remember entire conversations (who said what, where we were standing, what we were doing, etc)... however, I'm realizing lately that while I remember things, my concept on time is WAY off.

My husband often says "Misty is like an elephant - she never forgets"

D... said...

Shoot, she's a better woman than me! Sometimes I even forget the Alamo. :P

skinnylittleblonde said...

Hmmm...I wonder if this is legitimate. Lol, it's just so hard to imagine.

Everyday Housewife said...

Well, I hope this wasn't supposed to be serious, I'm cracking up!
Too funny!

Sandy Kessler said...

fascinating

Akelamalu said...

There are definitely times in my life that I don't want to remember!