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]]>You may enjoy his second book, which is on cognitive science and is called Embracing the Wide Sky. I felt it was a lot drier than his first, almost like a textbook, though I did enjoy his thoughts on IQ tests. He learned that he has an IQ of 140, and turned down the opportunity to join Mensa, quoting Groucho Marx as part of his reason.

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]]>In Tammet’s memoir Born on a Blue Day (so named due to his synesthesia) he has a chapter on memorizing thousands of digits of the numerical constant pi. Hundreds of digits in, there is a portion of the number known as the Feynman point, which is six (I think) 9s in a row. Feynman joked that he wanted to memorize pi up to that point and end by saying “999999 and so on” 😛

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]]>Feynman was also a synesthete – in one of his books he mentioned that he saw equations in color.

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