Eduonwheels


MENU

HOME

NEWS

KIDS, TEENS & STUDENTS

FAMILY & PARENTING

INFORMATION EDUCATION

HEALTH EDUCATION

TOP FIVE

Advertisement

A child who had a fractured skull is the world’s fastest human computer

by | Sep 16, 2020 | NEWS | 0 comments

Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash is known in Indian as the world’s fastest human-computer. Photo credit: newvision.co.ug

Education News

The Indian who is the world’s fastest human calculator had a fractured skull as a child at the age of 5

 

In 2005, Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash fell from a scooter hit by a truck, banged his head on the road, and fractured his skull; got 85 stitches and multiple operations; had medically-induced coma for 7 days, and spent the following year bedridden.

 

 

Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash who is known in India as the world’s fastest human calculator had a fractured skull as a child at the age of 5, according to a recent media report.

In 2005, Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash fell from a scooter hit by a truck, banged his head on the road, and fractured his skull; got 85 stitches and multiple operations; had medically-induced coma for 7 days, and spent the following year bedridden.

 A calculation like 659,432,784 times 86 which gives you 56,711,219,224 will take Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash just 26 seconds to work out mentally and give the answer even while an average mathematician might still be reaching for a calculator.

 

SEE ALSO

Fire destroys Europe’s largest refugees camp harbouring 4000 children

The 22-year-old football star who is poised to end child poverty

 

According to the Limca Book of Records — India’s equivalent to Guinness World Records — Bhanu’s mind processes numbers at an average speed of 12 per second, around 10 times faster than a regular brain.

Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash, who hails from Hyderabad in India’s southern Telangana state, said he is able to make such complex calculations at breakneck speed through “structured practice.”

“Let’s say I am doing a multiplication of 8,763 multiplied by eight,” he says. “I’ll probably multiply 8,000 by eight which is 64,000, 700 by eight which is 5,600, 60 by eight which is 480, three by eight is 24. And I add all of these. But this requires the human brain to remember all this.

“The methods which I use are very similar to general methods but certain things — basically (it’s) brain optimization. I optimize my methods and make them better than before.

On August 15, Bhanu, became the first Asian and the first non-European winner in history to win gold at the Mental Calculation World Championship at the Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) in London – a 23-year old event, beating other 29 opponents from 13 countries.

“Bhanu dominated the Mental Calculations World Championship and finished 65 points ahead of everyone else,” says Mind Sports Olympiad CEO Etan Ilfeld.

Bhanu fractured his skull in 2005 at the age of 5 when he fell from his cousin’s scooter when it was hit by a truck, banging his head on the road.

He needed 85 stitches and multiple operations before doctors put him into a medically induced coma.

When he woke up almost seven days later, the doctors told his parents that Bhanu could be cognitively impaired for the rest of his life due to his head injuries.

He spent the following year bedridden.

 

This blog content on ‘The Indian who is the world’s fastest human calculator had a fractured skull as a child at the age of 5‘  is categorized under Education News

Our Education News system is about creating and delivering impacting and empowering information education to our amiable readers – Eduonwheels 

Support Our Work

Donate today to support the work of our team.
We are committed to delivering you the best education and information posts.
Your donation whether large or small can make a powerful impact.
Click on the button below to make your donations.

Author

Written by Ekene Ifechukwu

Ekene Ifechukwu is an education writer. He has over 7 years of experience in teaching and tutoring. He has taught in primary and secondary schools. He has affection for training children and young people. He aims at improving other people's lives through education.

Advertisement

Advertisement

More Stories

US approves COVID-19 treatment drug

US approves COVID-19 treatment drug

Remdesivir, branded as Veklury, is an antiviral drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration Agency for the treatment of COVID-19 after it was discovered that it can slow the course of the illness by 5 days. Photo by Dimitri Karastelev on Unsplash  ...

Microsoft makes new favourable Windows app policies

Microsoft makes new favourable Windows app policies

Microsoft Corporation Image. The software technology company is making  new favourable Windows app store policies for developers Image by Image by Efes Kitap from Pixabay    Information  & Communication Technology News Microsoft makes new favourable Windows...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *