This Wednesday (9/21), on World Alzheimer's Day, I'll be attempting to break a World Record in Memory. This one is often referred to as the "Everest of Memory Challenges" and involves memorizing 10,000 digits of Pi (3.14....) and then correctly identifying randomly chosen sequences within those 10,000. Tricky stuff.
The attempt will take place in San Diego at the Dart NeuroScience HQ, but spectators are welcome to watch via Facebook Live via the Extreme Memory Challenge page (https://www.facebook.com/ExtremeMemory/) at 3pm Eastern. It will be and fellow memory athlete, Brad Zupp taking turns at breaking this record.
Breaking the record would be great, but the main purpose is to raise awareness for Alzheimer's as well as the research Dart NeuroScience is working on to find a cure (to help out, take their free memory test: http://www.extremememorychallenge.com).
If you want to get a better understanding of what the record is all about, watch this video. The current record is held by Kevin Horsley of South Africa, with a time of 16m38s.