Memory can be a fickle beast. Forget to do the washing up, but remember when someone owes you money. Remember to pack your iPod speakers, but forget your passport. But remembering the milk is one thing, recalling 400 random words to reel off in front of judges is quite another. That’s right, memories are well and truly put to the test in the World Memory Championships. Bringing together the toughest competitors in this ‘sport’ that was invented in 1991 by Mind Maps inventor Tony Buzan and chess grandmaster, Raymond Keene.
But rather than salute their stunning feats of recall, we thought we’d pay tribute to those at the other end of the scale, yes that’s right,the most memorable cases of memory loss.