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    Autistic man draws near-perfect panormic view of Rome

    A British man with Autism flies over Rome once in a helicopter and is able to recreate a huge, near-perfect panorama of the city. It takes him three days to complete his drawing.

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    Haha, that's crazy.
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    That's utterly insane. What a talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PY View Post
    That's utterly insane. What a talent.
    Agreed, I could never do that in a million lifetimes.

    It would be hard enough to do with one photographs of the place, let alone just by doing a fly over and doing by memory. That is amazing.
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    Autistic savants tend to be able to do pretty incredible things. I suggest you read Oliver Sacks' An Anthropologist on Mars or The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat if it's something that interests you. Edit: in fact the guy in that video was one of his patients and there is an essay about him in An Anthropologist on Mars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc View Post
    Autistic savants tend to be able to do pretty incredible things. I suggest you read Oliver Sacks' An Anthropologist on Mars or The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat if it's something that interests you. Edit: in fact the guy in that video was one of his patients and there is an essay about him in An Anthropologist on Mars.
    Have that on my bookshelf, will give it a go.
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    Would love to see the reaction when someone points out the tiny mistake that makes it only "near-perfect".

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    Well I can't do that.
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    Geez, wonder how his arm and hand felt when he was finished?
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    Would love to see the reaction when someone points out the tiny mistake that makes it only "near-perfect".
    Some of you guys are so sharp.

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    There's a whole bunch of videos involving him with different cities on youtube, as a quick search reveals. According to wiki, this one of Tokyo is the biggest, at 10 metres long.

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