Learn The 50 States As Fast As Possible

I am going to start posting memory challenges I have done and then challenge you to do the same! I have started a few already put here is a good one to start with. Learn all of the 50 states as fast as possible!

Here is my video showing me learning all the states. I didn't think I was going to learn them this fast. Check it out!

https://youtu.be/OR_-ivMmjRY

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Difficulty level: 
Easy
8 March, 2016 - 11:57
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hard test for me hhhh :p

19 March, 2016 - 17:42
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I checked out your video. Did you truly memorize all 50 states in order in 30 seconds?

Less than one second per state seems beyond astonishing to me.

May I ask how you prepared for that feat?

Best,

Darn

5 January, 2018 - 03:57
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Vives en Estados Unidos, eres un GMM y todavía no te sabías los 50 estados. Es difícil de creerte Jhonny Briones. Además, tienes los ojos abiertos y el móvil con los 50 estados encima de la mesa, lo cual hace que sea muy complicado creerte. Si bien los 50 estados están ordenados alfabéticamente, no entiendo como tu récord de palabras al azar (random words) en 15 minutos es de tan "solo" 179 palabras si en 30 segundos puedes aprenderte 50 palabras.

6 January, 2018 - 05:24
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Vives en Estados Unidos, eres un GMM y todavía no te sabías los 50 estados. Es difícil de creerte Jhonny Briones. Además, tienes los ojos abiertos y el móvil con los 50 estados encima de la mesa, lo cual hace que sea muy complicado creerte. Si bien los 50 estados están ordenados alfabéticamente, no entiendo como tu récord de palabras al azar (random words) en 15 minutos es de tan "solo" 179 palabras si en 30 segundos puedes aprenderte 50 palabras.

Very well put. I had never seen this video before: it's laughable. This is how you discredit yourself as a mnemonist forever.

7 January, 2018 - 00:55
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It's fast, but it doesn't seem impossible to me. For someone from the US who is aware of geography, it's a sorting task more than a memorization task. Many of us from the US have strong associations with the states and can think of strong images right away (or reuse mnemonic images if they are known from other memorization tasks, like names of capitals or the Tea Party Guests competition). There's also a spatial component that helps.

I wouldn't read too much into the time difference between random words scores and memorizing states, because they are very different tasks.

7 January, 2018 - 05:10
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This video is simply unfalsifiable, created to get subscribers in a cheap way. He could do better than that.

Like Popper said, falsifiability is what separates the scientific from the unscientific, or, in my words, the true from the fallacious and deceitful. Of course you don't have to make a scientific experiment every time you upload a simple Youtube video, but when you post something like that online you are tacitly adducing it as evidence for your claims. This video can't be proved true or false, although the way it is done clearly bends my opinion towards the latter.

If you want to show your speed-cards time online, you first shuffle the cards in front of your audience or do you not? If I had brought a list of 50 of my relatives or neighbors and told you I would memorize them in 30 seconds, what would you tell me?

"Ah, you already know them!"

That's my point, exactly.

7 January, 2018 - 06:14
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LOL! Are either of you old enough to remember Ma and Pa Kettle?
http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/247803/Ma-and-Pa-Kettle-Movie-Clip-Se...

They had 15 kids but were constantly forgetting some altogether and mixing up the names of others.

I guess if they performed a feat of memorizing all of them, it might take less that 1 second per kid.

Darn

7 January, 2018 - 13:09
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Nothing like a random comment out of nowhere to end a silly discussion like that.
:)

Good to see you are still around, tarnation.

P.S.: Does the guy say "Carved this out of the wilderness"? Is that it? I liked that expression, even if I got it wrong...

8 January, 2018 - 18:13
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Hi Mnemoriam,

He does indeed say that.

The gag is that he is very lazy. He sits around while his wife does all the work.

I liked the line and was thinking of using it sometime.

Darn

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