Trump Fact Check: Real 'World's Greatest Memory' Title to Be Decided in China

Trump Fact Check: Real 'World's Greatest Memory' Title to Be Decided in China Trump Fact Check: Real 'World's Greatest Memory' Title to Be Decided in China

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DATE: November 24, 2015    

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Trump Fact Check: Real 'World's Greatest Memory' to Be Decided in China 

GREENWICH, NY (November 24, 2015) Presidential candidate Donald Trump's "I have the world's greatest memory" comments have people rolling their eyes, but not for the reason you may think. The real "World's Greatest Memory" title will be decided at The World Memory Championships in China in less that a month, and competitors are amused.

    New York resident Brad Zupp, a long-time competitor at the event, says, "I have one of the best memories in America, and I'm positive it's better than Mr. Trump's." 

    Zupp is calling on Mr. Trump to put his mind to the test and attend the World Memory Championships to prove his claim. 

    Held once a year in a different location around the world, this year's competition will be in Chengdu, China, the capital of southwestern China's Sichuan province, famous for its spicy Sichuan peppercorns and the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. 

For three days, December 16-18, 300 memory athletes - from 30 countries - will compete to see who truly has the best memory in the world.

Upstate New York resident Brad Zupp will compete for the fourth year in a row, both as an individual and as part of Team USA. "It's my honor to represent the United States," he said. "I've been training my memory five to six hours a day and hope to break at least one record and prove that I have the best memory in the United States."

At last year's competition in Haikou, China, Zupp set a new national (USA) record by memorizing 150 digits of a random number that was spoken aloud by a computerized voice at the rate of one digit per second but never seen or reviewed. He also memorized a deck of shuffled playing cards in 85 seconds, among other feats. 

The competition has ten events, all designed to push the limits of human mind. Among others, participants attempt to memorize: 
* the first and last names of 112 people in 15 minutes. 
* thousands of digits of a random number in one hour. In 2014, the average competitor was able to memorize 864 digits.
* a deck of shuffled playing cards. The average competitor can accomplish this feat in less than two minutes. Zupp's best time in training is 58 seconds.
* imaginary historic/future dates (i.e. 1988: Comet appears; 2019: Flying cars available)
* thousands of digits of a random binary number (0110100110100...) in 30 minutes

Zupp is a professional memory athlete, sponsored by Bentley Systems, a technology company based in Exton, PA with offices in over 50 countries. He also speaks about memory improvement for corporations and schools nationwide.

To follow the World Memory Championships or learn more, go to: http://www.worldmemorychampionships.com/2015_wmc_china/ 

For Brad Zupp's training regime and the competition from a an American's perspective, visit: http://www.bradzupp.com/

Full media kit available at: http://www.realworldmemoryimprovement.com/media-resources
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