Aha. at first I did not understand qqwrefs note. It is not always easy to understand nuances whenWell to me it's always meant that, too (which I think is what most people would associate it with), but upon research Mats did use it correctly. It can also pertain to being a genius.
It was not. I have never held the "regular" pi decimal reciting WR. I've never even been close.I remember when I was memorising pi (I only ever got to 37 digits), someone told me what the WR for memorising it was (approximately). I didn't realise it was Mats!
You are mentioned in the book "Alex's Adventures in Numberland", and I thought you must be the same guy and the author is simply impressed by your skills , so I thought I will add it here to the forum.It was not. I have never held the "regular" pi decimal reciting WR. I've never even been close.
But Hideako Tomoyori from Japan (who is also a cuber) has.
I have two more "odd" pi WR:s, the Everest which Rahul happened to notice and then "Pi & Juggling".
Aha again . I remember being "interviewed" by the author (via email) a couple of yearsYou are mentioned in the book "Alex's Adventures in Numberland", and I thought you must be the same guy and the author is simply impressed by your skills , so I thought I will add it here to the forum.
Yes, you made a mistake. 1/50 is (approximately) the probability of having at least one of the 2000 5-dgits sequences being equal to some fixed sequence. The probability of having at least two of them equal to each other is much higher than that. (Yes it's couterintuitive, but it's true. It's called the birthday paradox.)well, it could be, but Pi is very much random sequence of nubmers so there are 100000 possible combinations in every of these groups... so when you have 2000 of them, i guess it's 1:50... maybe i made somewhere mistake
Aha. at first I did not understand qqwrefs note. It is not always easy to understand nuances when
you don't speak your native language. All in all I am then preferred to be known by my geniality (qqwref)
than my geniality (=genius)
@Chris: the test we are talking about (the "Everest" test) only had groups starting at pos 5*n + 1.
Then someone invented another where the groups could start anywhere and even be groups
backwards, that was very much harder but also not particularly "fun".
@pi.cubed: I don't practice pi any more, I find cubing (and chess) much more fun (and competitive).
So I have forgotten lots of digits, still it is easier to relearn them for each time you do.
As to the time to recite them I was one of the fastest recaller, for two reasons I think:
as I did not use any mnemonics I did not have to "uncode" something to get the message (decimals).
Also because I practiced juggling, so I "had" to read fast before I dropped the balls. While setting
the pi/juggling WR it took 1:15 to 1:20 (I don't remember exactly) for almost 10000 decimals,
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