Daniel is a remarkable man (three point 14159265)
he has asperger’s and epilepsy (3589793238)
and has the wild gift of synesthesia (4626433832)
which means he sees numbers as colors (7950288419)
in his book he says numbers are my friends (7169399375)
always around me… each one is unique (1058209749)
days all have colors too. Wednesdays are blue (4459230781)
so is the number nine, and loud voices (6406286208)
today he’s reciting the constant Pi (9986280348)
he’s been at it for over five hours now (2534211706)
that’s over twenty-two thousand digits (7982148086)
I feel like I’m staring at the ocean.
In honor of author Daniel Paul Tammet, who on March 14, 2004, set the European record for reciting the digits of Pi, to 22,514 digits. Remarkably, this record ranks sixth in the world. The human mind is amazing.