Daniel Tammet is doing mental arithmetic: 37 x 37 x 37 x 37. His fingers hover above the table, tracing shapes visible to no one but himself. A few seconds later, he smiles: the answer is 1,874,161. Too easy, perhaps: the testers think he may have memorised the cube of every number up to 100. Can he divide 13 by 97? His hands take up the dance again, and he begins: "0.1340206..." He continues reciting decimal points long after the calculator has stopped displaying them. Read the article in full...
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