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“Natural Memory” – these are the disciplines where the memory experts don’t have such an advantage; it’s harder to adapt memory techniques to this kind of thing. All have 15 minutes’ memorisation time and 30 minutes to recall.
1) Words – a list of random words (mostly nouns, but with a few stranger ones thrown in), arranged in columns of 20; score 20 for a column completely recalled, 10 for a column with one mistake, 0 for a column with two or more. World record is 300 words!
2) Names and faces – photos of faces, each with a first and last name underneath. The names will be an international representation, they could come from anywhere in the world. You then get the faces back in a different order, and have to fill in the names. One point for a correct first name, one point for a correct last name – simple as that. World record is 187 names.
3) Images – random shapes, presented in rows of five – you need to remember the order they come in. You get the images back with each row shuffled into a different order and have to fill in the numbers 1 to 5 to show the order they were originally in. Five points for a correct row, but minus one point for any row with an error (so no guessing!)