SAD: The Human Computer Dead At 83.

Sup Travellers?! How are you today? Have you ever heard of the human computer? Well she is a very prominent person in India. According to reports from the Times Of India Shakuntala Devi, aka the "human computer," died at the age of 83 in Bangalore.


Why is she called the human computer you ask? Well she has an amazing brain that can do very difficult operations at the same speed and sometimes faster than a computer can. This is no joke. Her amazing story began at age three, when her lion-tamer father discovered her prodigious talent for memorizing numbers. Major public performances began at the age of six and she then became an international money making phenomenon  Here are some of the things she did according to the Telegraph and New York Times:

1977: She extracted the 23rd root of a 201-digit number in 50 seconds; a Univac computer tasked with performing the same calculation did so in 62 seconds.

1980: She entered the Guinness Book of World Records after multiplying two 13-digit numbers—and voicing the 26-digit solution—in a total of 28 seconds.

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She famously gave answers (once on the BBC, another time at the University of Rome) that were different from the ones the interviewers had; she was correct on both occasions.

An American researcher who studied her abilities asked her to find the the cube root of 61,629,875, and the seventh root of 170,859,375. She did so before his wife was even able to start a stopwatch. Think on that for a second, just meditate on it and while you're doing so, remember that my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.

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