25 Super Smart Prodigies Who Have Trouble Doing Everyday Things

Posted by , Updated on January 22, 2014


Often times really, exceptionally good at one specific cognitive skill (like math or music), prodigies are not always very functional in society and might not even be able to tie their own shoes. These are 25 super smart prodigies who have trouble doing everyday things.

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Gilles Trehin

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As a savant, he learned to draw almost before he could walk. He then began creating society he called “Urville”. Today he has written and drawn numerous books on his fictional society.


Flo and Kay Lyman

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Another set of twins with unbelievable calendar counting abilities, they can name the day on which any date falls.


Jedediah Buxton

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Although he had no formal schooling he was a mathematical monster. He could deal with such large numbers in his head that he had to invent names for them.


Daniel Tammet

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In spite of being able to learn Icelandic in less than 1 week, if you ever meet Daniel more than once he won’t be able to remember your face.


Kim Peek

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Known as a “megasavant”, he can recall the complete contents of over 12,000 books from memory.

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