Memorize ALL THE THINGS
April 16, 2012 3:51 PM Subscribe
I'm memorizing all of the world capitals. What other flash-cardable things would be useful/impressive to memorize?
posted by cmoj to Grab Bag (32 answers total) 58 users marked this as a favorite
I say flash-cardable because I've been having a lot of success using Memrise
consistently for things like this, so for the purposes of this question it should be able to fit into that format. I could learn the names of the Hebrew letters, but not the full text of Beowulf or 1000 digits of pi even though those would be impressive and arguably useful. It needs to be framable in this-thing-goes-with-that-thing or this-thing-is-called-this format.
My usefulness threshold is low. Like, will it help with bar trivia? World capitals is a good example of what I'm after because it's something one "should" know, but very few actually do.
If I need to point this out, it should be reasonably possible to memorize all of
something. Like, I probably can't learn to identify every species of beetle or something.