No room to remember anything else? Think again

Technology Eye | March. 07, 2017

If there's one thing most "Jeopardy" champions have in common, it's that they find everything — even the stuff you consider weird and boring — interesting.

That's according to Ken Jennings, who broke records back in 2004 when he won 74 "Jeopardy" games in a row, ultimately walking away with over $2.5 million in prize money.

Jennings explained that having a "wide-ranging curiosity" is key to remembering obscure facts .

In fact, while most people think memory has a limited capacity, Jennings argued that our memory is continually expanding to make room for the stuff that fascinates us.

Here's Jennings:

Today, Jennings is a freelance writer; he's written several books for kids and adults and is currently finishing up another. He recently partnered with employee-learning platform Bridge by Instructure to create an online course about memory skills.

On his personal website , Jennings writes:

As an undergrad, he led Brigham Young University's Quiz Bowl team, and wrote and edited questions for National Academic Quiz Tournaments .

"A lot of people think, 'Oh, I'm not one of these people, with one of these 'Rain Man' type memories that you see on 'Jeopardy," Jennings told Business Insider, referring to the 1988 movie featuring a savant character with an incredible memory.

He went on:

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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