Have you ever had a "rainman" moment?
Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:25 AM
As for me, I have always struggled with Algebra. I came VERY close to failing high school Algebra I and II. (I only passed II because I had a bathroom pass I could redeem as a 100 on a classroom assignment.)
Though I was awful with Algebra, one of my buddies was working on a trigonometry or calculus assignment. When I walked in the room he looked stumped and asked me what I knew about the subject. Just for the hell of it, I looked at the equation.
There was some brackets I had never seen before, some strange symbols and a few confusing letters mixed with numbers. I quickly blurted out: "Take a look at the numbers inside these brackets. If you were to notice the end result, it is 6 squared a total of 6 times. So your answer in 6 to the 6th power."
My buddy tried the equation with my answer and guess who was right! He looked stunned, amazed and puzzled. For the life of me, I don't know how I knew the answer to quickly or understood the equation so well. Ask me any Algebra equation to "solve for for X" and you will still see steam coming out of my ears.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:45 AM
I can hear one or two notes and almost always nail the song....name that tune
I can do this so quickly I scare myself.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:12 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:22 AM
Same thing with music as they said up there, knowing what a song is takes no time at all. And somehow I can remember songs I've only heard like once before years ago and sing along. (But I think a lot of people can do sh*t like this with music)
And geography. For some reason, I can relate places with relative population sizes really well. Ask me the population of a country, a city, a metro area, etc, and I can give you a ballpark estimation quickly.
Maybe I'm just a sexier, socially sane version of Rainman.