Among the old alleys of Baghdad, Yasser Abbas installs his cart on one of the sidewalks of Al-Nahr Street to sell food to passers-by and shoppers. In addition to his mastery of making food – according to customers – he was adept, to a rare degree, in arithmetic operations and knowledge of the calendar up to 4 thousand years.
He proved his ability to know the day on any of the previous or later dates quickly and in an impressive manner, and he answered Al Jazeera Net’s questions by saying, “As soon as someone gives me a complete history, the day comes right into my head.” Read also He simplified complex mathematical equations at the age of 17.. The story of the excellence of an Iraqi student in America Watch.. An Iraqi teacher creates a remarkable way to entice his young students with lessons Witness- Among them are so skilled that they present performances at festivals.. Basra children learn to play classical music Watch – in a very rare case.. a cat grazes chicken chicks in Iraq
While Yasser, 49, is busy adding salt to a shopper’s dish, he answers the question of Al Jazeera Net, “What day falls on November 1, 1996?” He quickly answers the sign, “It’s Friday.”
Yasser says that he continued for more than two years to learn the calendar, because of his fondness for numbers and days, and that this passion did not receive any attention from others, except for the curiosity of some passers-by and neighbors from the owners of the shops near him.
He says that because of his passion for numbers and arithmetic operations, he finally completed his studies of mechanical engineering, after he was able to collect money to complete it, as he was cut off from it in the nineties of the last century, due to the embargo that was imposed on Iraq.
Yasser masters calculating the multiplication table for large numbers, and memorizes difficult mathematics laws that require academic study and a long time, stressing that he learned everything by himself even without the need for paper and pen, indicating that he sits for hours in his room thinking numbers constantly.
Yasser says that when he returns from work, he gathers students from poor families, to teach them mathematics and physics for free and on a voluntary basis. And he concludes his speech to Al Jazeera Net, “I am trying to invest my ability in understanding mathematics by giving it to others.”
Commenting on Yasser’s abilities, the psychologist, coach Hassanein Sadeq Abaka, saw that people who possess brilliant talents, such as Yasser, are rare in society, and they constitute only a small percentage in the world, and they are extraordinary and creative, and they have great intelligence, so they are called He described the “rare” in order to base their talents
He adds to Al Jazeera Net that the logical people rely on accurate arithmetic operations, where the digitization process is in the brain without the need to adopt technology, so their entire focus is on the left lobe in transactions and accounts.
He stresses the need for the state to invest in people like Abbas because they have enormous energy and can provide accounts and information that contribute to reducing the knowledge gap in research centers and universities.
Abaka adds that rare people have moral and quantitative information and are very different from smart and normal people, in that they are able to remember years and decades as a result of their activity, explaining the reason for the huge memory capacity in storing information, as long- and medium-term memory seems to be very active, unlike ordinary people.