This is a strange talent, but I can see how damn useful this guy’s memory skills would be during a big test in high school or college (if the teacher believed he wasn’t cheating somehow). Steve Ellison has been dubbed the Human Wikipedia because of a rare gift that allows him to remember the birth and death year of any famous person in history.
He asked random people on the street to shout out birth and death years for him straight from their phones and he told them who the years belong to correctly, nearly every time. Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill were impressive but when he got to more obscure famous people like Lady Jane Grey and Rasputin I was blown away.
My skeptical side insists this video had to be set up somehow, but he actually stumbled on one or two. Plus, the people on the street just
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