The 11th Annual USA Memory Championship will return to New York City on March 8, and organizers are currently looking for memory masters to compete in the brain-busting events, and represent the USA later this year in an international competition.
To win the crown, contestants participate in events such as reciting a 50-line poem, memorizing the order of a deck of cards, and trying to recall a list of 200 words with only 15 minutes of practice.
But its not just bookish brainiacs that enter the contest.
Championship founder Tony Dottino says, These contestants are not nerds, theyre average, normal people. The mental athletes use as much energy as aerobic athletes. When they finish recalling the poem, or as much of it as they can, you see heads drop on the table!
The cranium challenge invites contestants as young as 12 and as old as 100. To enter the competition, go to usamemorychampionship.com.
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