Meet 5 People Who Never Forget

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Marilu Henner @ depositphotos

Yesso! These five people don’t ever forget, so you have to watch what you say or do around them.  Their insanely cool gift is known as hyperthynesia.

Hyperthymesia is a condition that makes people to be able to remember an abnormally large number of their life experiences in vivid detail. There are over 60 people in the world identified with this condition. Here’s a list of 5 of them.

1 Bob Petrella

Robert Francis Patrella

Source:  Robert Francis Patrella

Robert Francis Petrella (born November 7, 1944) is a former American football defensive back.

Bob Petrella has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, or HSAM. Tell him  any date from the last few decades and he will describe what happened that day in his own life and in the world.

2 Jill Price

Jill Price

Source: The Guardian  Jill Price

Jill Price (née Rosenberg, born December 30, 1965) is an American woman from Southern California. She is also diagnosed with hyperthymesia. She was the first person to receive such a diagnosis, and it was her case that inspired research into hyperthymesia.

If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and their family for Labour Day weekend,” she says. “And before we went to Palm Springs, we went to get them bikini waxes. They were screaming through the whole thing.” Price was 14 years and eight months old.

3 Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner @ depositphotos

Marilu Henner @ depositphotos

Although Marilu Henner made her name playing gutsy, sexy, red-haired divorced mother Elaine O’Connor-Nardo on the TV series Taxi (1978-1983), she has a much more impressive claim to fame: Henner also has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, or HSAM and she can recall the slightest details of nearly every day she has lived.

4 Aurelien Hayman

Aurelien Hayman

Photo source:  Aurelien Hayman

Aurelien Hayman remembers each day of his teenage years and he can recall every detail of it. Information about conversations he had, programmes he’d watched and even songs he’d heard are all part of Aurelien’s astonishing recall. While Aurelien describes his early childhood memories as “vague recollections” like everyone else’s, things changed around the age of 11. He started recollecting things in vivid details.

5 Joe Degrandis

Joe Degrandis

Photo source:  Joe Degrandis

Mr. DeGrandis said he was 10 years old when he first realized his unique ability, but he wasn’t clinically diagnosed until he was 26.

For a long time, Mr. DeGrandis had used his ability as a trick for his amusement, but he admits when others found out about his condition they would try and exploit it.

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17 thoughts on “Meet 5 People Who Never Forget

  1. Kord Blog

    That’s not something I would like to have. Such a vague head?! Anthony, continue this way you are very entertaining!👍

  2. Krazy

    Awww… This made me envy them. How simple the lives of these people would have been as compared to us. Great post 👍

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  5. Ashish

    Well researched, apart from this I read somewhere that persons who can’t forget you name that was amazing too like yours. Keep sharing I loved to read these types of posts.

  6. Anthony Garland Post author

    I had to watch tutorials on YouTube. Most of what you see is trial and error which eventually cost me my AdSense. But you end up with self knowledge as a solace and no one can take that away from you.


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