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Boost your memory by Darren Bridger

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Memory party tricks

How to win friends and influence people with your newfound memory powers.

Most people are interested in how to improve their memories in everyday life, how to learn to remember names, perhaps. But if you just want to show off this is the idea for you!

How to remember jokes

There’s a story - possibly apocryphal - about a group of bored soldiers who wanted a faster way to tell each other their favourite jokes. Rather than recite each joke in full, they memorised a number for each one, so that any of them would merely have to shout ‘five!’ or ‘twelve!’ and they would all collapse in hysterical laughter.

While you could memorise a batch of jokes that way, you would still be wise to recite the actual joke rather than the ...

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