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By: Sidney Stevens on Nov. 13, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
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Hyperthymesia

OK, this one might either be a gift or a curse, depending on your viewpoint. A rare few individuals have near-perfect recall of every day of their life. Give them a date, even years in the past, and they remember in remarkable detail everything that happened to them, and sometimes even what happened in the rest of the world. A 2010 documentary called "Unforgettable" featured Brad Williams, one such person with extraordinary autobiographical recall. Before you go wishing you could relive every day of your life, though, pause and take a breath. Sure, it'd be great for those moments of bliss (like your first love or that time you got the only A on the chemistry final), but not so cool for those other days that are probably best left in the hazy past. (This photo shows Williams in an excerpt from the documentary.)