Saturday, October 10, 2015
Most decimal places of Pi memorised: Rajveer Meena breaks Guinness World Records record
KOTA, India -- A 21-year-old Indian student has set a World Record by memorising 70,000 post-decimal digits of Pi, beating a Chinese who had held the record for 10 years; Rajveer Meena, a resident of Mohocha village in Swaimodhapur district of Rajasthan, had set the record by reciting post decimal Pi values up to 70,000 digits in 9 hours 27 minutes, thus setting the new world record for the most decimal places of Pi memorised,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: A 21-year-old Indian student has set a World Record by memorising 70,000 post-decimal digits of Pi, beating a Chinese who had held the record for 10 years. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most decimal places of Pi memorised is 70,000, and was achieved by Rajveer Meena (India) at the VIT University, Vellore, India, on 21 March 2015. Rajveer wore a blindfold throughout the entire recall, which took nearly 10 hours.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest maths lesson; it is 2,905 and was achieved by Super Bimbel GSC (Indonesia) at Palembang Sports and Convention Center, Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia on 23 May, 2015
Rajveer, who has a BTech degree participated in the 'Most Pi Places Memorised' hosted at the university on March 21.
Earlier, the Guinness World Records world record was held by Lu Chao. He had recited post decimal Pi values up to 67,890 digits in 24 hours and 7 minutes in 2005.
While talking about his memorising power, Rajveer said the left side of human brain is capable of storing visual memories for longer period and he had prepared pairs of digits, enabling him to quickly recall their sequence.
He further claimed that he can memorise thousands of digits by sequencing it into an episode or transforming it into an object.
Rajveer Meena said that his memorisation tips can help students learn complex formulae of science to crack competitive entrance examinations.
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