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Guy Reportedly Steals 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorising All The Numbers

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Memory is a fickle thing, a seemingly visceral collection of past m..

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Memory is a fickle thing, a seemingly visceral collection of past moments stored in our heads.

The mechanics behind memories are vast, disputed and well beyond my scope of comprehension, but theres immense influence in what we recollect (or what we believe to remember, as the Mandela effect testifies).

However, in a world where the advancement of technology is rampant, one weapon remains more powerful than all others: the brain.

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Yusuke Taniguchi, a 34-year-old part-time cashier working at a mall in Koto City, Japan, is the latest person to put us all to shame with his mental abilities.

There was no physical theft or elaborate electronic scam with someones contactless card: Taniguchi nicked peoples money by remembering all of their card details.

The clerk was able to remember the customers name, credit card number, expiration date, and security code in the time it took to complete a transaction, and then note down those details in a packed notepad.

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While its yet to be confirmed whether Taniguchi has a photographic memory, which allows details to be accurately recalled months after theyre observed, or an eidetic memory, which allows them to be accurately recalled for a few minutes afterwards.

However, with such genius comes shortfalls in the common sense department. Police were able to prosecute the shop assistant using his lengthy physical evidence.

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Also, he bought two shoulder bags valued at a total of 270,000 yen ($2,500) which were delivered to his apartment, ultimately leading the police there along with them. Tit.

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Child Immigration Detention is Not Only Wrong, It Is Ineffective

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Without urgent action, 12 million children will never spend a day at school – UNESCO

UNESCO warns that, without urgent action, 12 million children will never spend a day at school

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Bahamas hurricane toll up to 45, many more missing

NASSAU: Authorities in the Bahamas have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 45, with pol..

NASSAU: Authorities in the Bahamas have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 45, with police calling for the public to register details of the many people still missing.

One week after Dorian flattened homes and buildings, a major relief operation is working to deliver supplies to desperate residents seeking food, water and shelter.

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The Royal Bahamas Police Force said that they had found 37 bodies on Abaco island and eight on Grand Bahama island.

READ: Alive but lost: In Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian survivors wonder what next

READ: 'It's hell everywhere': collecting Dorian's dead in ravaged Bahamas

A dog walks on top of a roof in a damaged neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas, on Sep 8, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Loren Elliott)

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"We anticipate the discovery of more bodies," police said in a statement late Sunday.

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