Recalling phone numbers I find almost impossible; and passwords invariably prove even more troublesome, meaning that losing my mobile would be nothing short of a disaster. Similarly, clearing out the cookies on my browser is simply not an option — regardless of the potential hidden embarrassments — as countless stored passwords would be lost, destined never to see the light of day again.
Such problems however will presumably never be a part of 59-year-old Akira Haraguchi’s life. As over the weekend the volunteer worker smashed his own pi recitation record. Starting around lunchtime on Friday, Haraguchi-san didn’t finish his mathematical marathon until early Saturday morning. Notching up an unbelievable (and surely unbeatable) 83,432 digits.
A feat so unfathomable it begs the question, how?
Plus, I guess, why?