DEFECTIVE BLISS


"Peek"ing Thoughts

By the time Kim Peek passed away in 2009, he had perfectly memorized 12,000 books, simultaneously making him both the best and the worst person to be stuck next to on a bus.

One reason he was able to put away so many books is that he could read them two pages at once, one page with each eye, because apparently that's something you can do. It is claimed Peek had an eidetic memory, or photographic memory, something that people aren't even sure actually exists. However, if it does exist, Peek is probably the best case for it, reportedly being able to recall 98 percent of everything he ever experienced in perfect detail. To compare, most of us can't recall 98 percent of the previous sentence.

Peek's story was also the inspiration for the film Rain Man. However, when someone asked Peek to read a book on gambling (which would have taken him about 30 minutes), he told them that using his powers for gambling would be "unethical."

Many assumed Peek was an autistic savant, because Americans think "autism" means "Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters." This wasn't the case; Peek's incredible ability is believed to have come from a congenital birth defect, which resulted in increased memory capacity.

This is another way of saying he memorized everything, including the 12,000 books we mentioned earlier and sports statistics spanning decades. For a given person's hometown, he could tell you all highways leading to it, the county, area code and ZIP code, television stations available in the town, the name of the local telephone provider and any notable local history.

Throughout it all, Peek only wanted to share his gift with the world.

When Dustin Hoffman met him to research his role for Rain Man, he was quoted as saying, "I may be the star, but you are the heavens," presumably before Peek told him his future and levitated out of the room.

** Even in death he is able to forecast his extreme abiltiy to others through his spiritual inhabitating. He was pulled forth during a seance and his imperial resilience was captured into this piece, which was given to us from his nephew who said Peek wore this all the time because he loved Polynesian dance, and this was given to him by a dancer from a show he saw.

With this you will gain his "defect"; which will not make you lose anything that you have learned, but rather embrack an trigger inactive facets of your brain that will allow you to capture things and recall them with precise decisions!!

Very cool piece!!!

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