Antonio La Cava, a retired Italian schoolteacher, decided that after…

Bibliomotocarro-croppedAntonio La Cava, a retired Italian schoolteacher, decided that after 42 years of teaching, he could do even more to spread the love of reading to children. So in 2003, he bought a used Ape motorbike and modified it to create a portable library that houses 700 books. He’s been traveling in the Bibliomotocarro ever since.

By the time Kim Peek passed away in 2009 …

Kim-PeekBy the time Kim Peek passed away in 2009, he had perfectly memorized 12,000 books. One reason he was able to put away so many books is that he could read them two pages at once, one page with each eye. It is claimed Peek had an eidetic memory, or photographic memory, reportedly being able to recall 98 percent of everything he ever experienced in perfect detail.

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Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltters in a wrod are; the olny iprmoetnt fatcor is taht the frist and lsat ltteres be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Petrty amzanig, huh?