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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2006 14:29      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes, they have geeks in Japan.

A mental health counselor has won his way into the Guinness Book of Records by reciting pi to 100,000 places from memory. His previous best effort was 83,431 places, almost twice the official record, but he didn't bother notifying the Guinness people about that.

Akira Haraguchi, über-geek, I salute you.

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stevenback7
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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2006 15:32      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Awesome, [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

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csk

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Icon 1 posted October 05, 2006 05:04      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
A mental health counselor has won his way into the Guinness Book of Records by reciting pi to 100,000 places from memory.

Did he follow up by self-diagnosing as obsessive-compulsive? [Wink]

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GMx

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Icon 1 posted October 05, 2006 05:44      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I hear he also a very good driver. They let him drive the car up and down the driveway. And he gets his underwear from KMart. [Wink]
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garlicguy

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Icon 1 posted October 05, 2006 07:26      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Did he follow up by self-diagnosing as obsessive-compulsive? [Wink]

I'm sure he would have, csk, except it would have caused him to miss Judge Wapner.

Good to see your logon here lately, dude. How've you been? <unabashed thread-jack>

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csk

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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2006 00:54      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Did he follow up by self-diagnosing as obsessive-compulsive? [Wink]

I'm sure he would have, csk, except it would have caused him to miss Judge Wapner.

Good to see your logon here lately, dude. How've you been? <unabashed thread-jack>

Yeah, I've been good, really, good, just been busy .. but trying to make more time for GC and not lose touch too much...

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SpazGirl
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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2006 07:55      Profile for SpazGirl   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So why was I a huge geek in high school for knowing pi to something like 80 digits?

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2006 21:49      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Because in HS you're a huge geek if you even know what pi is.

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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2006 23:26      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I gave my brother the Pi shirt from ThinkGeek for Christmas last year, but he won't wear it to school, even though he's on the quiz bowl team, in the elite choir, and layout editor of the school newspaper. I was sooo disappointed. The Pi shirt rocks!

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I am not sure that anyone's noticed this link so far, so one last try: ThinkNerd.
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