I know many here will laugh at memorizing pi to only 120 digits, but I don’t compete and merely wanted to do it as a test for fun. My approach may seem elementary to some, but I thought it might be worth sharing.
I’m breaking up pi (after the initial “3.”) into groups of six digits. I’m using the Major system. To keep my groups of six distinct, I decided to start each group with a person, who would then interact with the next two objects in the group. For 120 digits, I just needed 20 loci.
Example: The first group of six is 141592 (again, dropping the initial “3.”). That’s Debbie Reynolds (Hollywood star) holding a doll in one hand and a giant bone in the other. The next group is 653589. That’s John Lennon riding a mule that is vaping.
My memory palace is the grounds of the local library in my hometown. All 20 loci actually fit on the sidewalk surrounding the library. So I still have an entire library to use if I ever decide to keep going.
I’ll probably stop at 120, though. So far, no one among my family or friends is the least bit interested in hearing me recite any digits of pi…