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Memory Sports

Memory sport (sometimes called competitive memory), is a competition in which the participants ("memory athletes") attempt to memorize the most information that they can, then present it back. This mind sport has been formally developed since 1991, including international championships.

At the annual World Memory Championships there are ten specific memory tests:

  1. One Hours Numbers
  2. 5 Minute Numbers
  3. Spoken Numbers, read out one per second
  4. 30 Minutes Binary Digits
  5. One Hour Playing Cards
  6. Random Lists of Words
  7. Names and Faces
  8. 5min Historic Dates
  9. Abstract Images
  10. Speed Cards - Memorize the order of one shuffled deck of 52 playing cards as fast as possible

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