At 15 Indonesian Boy Claims Record as World ‘Grand Master of Memory’

The Jakarta Globe:

Denpasar. Fifteen-year-old Bali resident Dominic Brian Hindarto set a new Guinness World Record for memorization over the weekend, breaking a record that he previously set three years earlier.

Performing before 2,000 participants at a leadership conference on Friday, Dominic managed to memorize 84 non-binary numbers in under a minute, beating his earlier world record of 76 numbers in under a minute, set in August 2009. ……

Bali resident Dominic Brian Hindarto

Bob Foster, a representative from Guinness World Records, said that despite his young age, Dominic deserved to be called the “Grand Master of Memory.”……

“The record that he broke has already been viewed by thousands of people on YouTube,” he said.

His latest feat makes Dominic the holder of two Guinness records: one for the most non-binary numbers memorized in under a minute, and the other for the most binary numbers memorized in under a minute, at 216.

He is also recognized by the Record Holders Republic for being able to memorize 90 numbers and recite them in order, in reverse and at random.

Dominic first gained recognition for his mental prowess at the age of five, when he became the youngest person to memorize 100 numbers. That feat earned him a record in the Indonesian Museum of Records (MURI).

At the end of 2011, he participated in the World Memory Championships in Guangzhou, China, representing Indonesia, where he won a bronze medal.

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