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Friday, June 25, 2010

Human Calculator Extraordinaire

Frenchman Alex Lemaire holds the world record for calculating the 13th root of a 200 digit number (yeah, you read that right!) in little over a minute, earning him the title of world's fastest human calculator, or "mathlete."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_Lemaire

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6913236.stm

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