Anyone else here start playing bridge before the age of 60? No, really?
I’m amazed to find other people who are interested in the exact things I’m interest in. I’ve read books on memory, speed math and speed reading. I didn’t really see these interests as necessarily connected, but they must be because those are the topics here that others are interested in. In college I didn’t take classes on “boring” languages like Spanish and French; instead I took Mandarin Chinese and Choctaw. I taught myself Braille, dabbled in Morse Code and started playing bridge at 25. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you have done similar things. When I learn something new, I can’t just take it for what it’s worth; I have to immediately see if I can “improve” it. Only one week after I learned PAO–which was two weeks ago–I wondered if it could reasonably be expanded to HBAO (Head-Body Action Object). Who wouldn’t remember Marge Simpson’s head on Batman’s body punching a severed head!
Has anyone else solved a Rubik’s Cube in under 30 seconds? There has to be at least one other person here who has if not everyone here. I learned the Method of Loci a few years ago when learning to solve the cube blindfolded. Anyone else use the Dvorak keyboard just because you wanted something else to learn?
Even though I was never really aware of the fact, all of these interests are definitely connected. Nerds of a feather memorize together.