Las Vegas is known for a quirky, kinky international competitions, but brainy is usually not one of them.
Today and tomorrow you can head to The Western Hotel on Fremont Street downtown to watch theZappos Memoriad Las Vegas Games 2016. This is a world memory, mental calculation and speed reading competition. To date 162 participants form 27 countries will participate in times events like:
Finding the square roots of 10-digit numbers
Multiplying 20-digit numbers
Oh, and they have to do this all in their heads.
Las Vegas resident Scott Flansburg set the Guiness World Record for "Fastest Human Calculator." He correctly added 38 to itself 36 times in 15 seconds in his head.
Like the Olympics, the Memoriad happens every four years. It was in Turkey in 2012.
Personally, I would have trouble adding 38 plus 38 in my head in 15 seconds. But I loved the TV show Numbers and find Scorpion fun. Hopefully the Memoriad will be just as entertaining!
Trust eXp Realty and our team of real estate agents to help you find homes for sale or to sell your current home. We recognize the level of service that the mobile consumer demands. You have information. You have dreams. We possess experience, integrity, and innovation. Together we create leverage to make your dreams a reality.
Las Vegas home buyers, you may be at risk after the Equifax hack. Cons
"I made my first home purchase with Jake's help and am very happy with the results. He is friendly, helpful, responsive, and trustworthy. He made the calls and set up appointments to look at homes that met my requirements. We discussed price, what I did and did not want to spend. He negotiated what seemed to be a fair price and we had an accepted offer very quickly. He checked in a number of times during the escrow period answering any questions I had. He went above and beyond, even helping to move a mattress and love-seat to my new home. I would definitely recommend Jake."