In addition to memorizing the first 22,514 digits of Pi (in order), Daniel Tammet can also learn foreign languages in a matter of days. He not only computes math problems in the blink of an eye, but also speaks ten different languages, including Romanian, Gaelic, Welsh, and Icelandic. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Daniel Tammet was born on January 31 1979, in East London, England. As a young child, Daniel banged his head against the wall and cried constantly. Nobody really knew what was wrong with him, and all doctors could say was that he was understimulated.

But Daniel’s brain certainly didn’t work in a normal way. When he looked at numbers, he saw images and didn’t have to think about calculations. he just closed his eyes and a different image – the result – appeared in front of him. While other boys his age played sports, he would sit on the sidelines and count the leaves of the trees.