I've been reading Ben Pridmore's blog for two years probably now, and I just wanted to make a shout out to him and his fun semi-memory-related blog: Zoomy's Thing . If you don't know who is, shame on you! He is the three-time World Memory Champion and he has memory systems named after him and stuff. Pretty impressive. Anyways, we just got news today that the WMC (World Memory Championship) was moved from Beijing to where it was held last year, in Guangzhou....unexpectedly. The competition is in 9 weeks and I'm sure some people already bought their ticket to Beijing. So that is bad news. Not cool.
Luckily, I didn't buy my ticket yet all because of Ben's blog. He has this golden rule of never buying a plane ticket to the WMC's far in advance because it always changes locations at the last minute. It wouldn't be surprising if they even changed it again to London a few weeks before or something. I think they've done that before, haha. Anyways, just wanted to thank Ben. Because I read his blog and listened to his sound advice, I didn't lose $1000 on a flight to somewhere I wasn't supposed to go. Woohoo!