I love reading "brain books"....this article on Meridian this morning was interesting, thought provoking and inspiring...
Some funny stuff...he talks about Kim Peek who was the mega-savant that the movie "Rainman" was based on...here are some of Kim's jokes:
"Kim, you know all about Abe Lincoln. Any idea what kind of stomach ailment afflicted him at the end of his life?" Kim answered: "I think he had a bad Gettysburger."
Kim made up a knock-knock joke about Utah's senior senator, Orrin Hatch:
"Knock-knock." "who's there?""Hatch.""Hatch who?""Gesundheit."
A math genius asked him how far out he could calculate pi. Kim answered: "3.14159265, then Dad takes me to Marie Callender's and we have pi forever."