Meet Rebecca Sharrock. A woman has opened up about her astonishing ability where she can remember virtually every single detail of her life since she was only 12 days old. Not only can she remember what she did that day, but she can recall the irrelevant details, including what she wore, what she ate and even the weather forecast.
Rebecca Sharrock, from Brisbane, has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) – a rare condition that gives her an extraordinary memory.
At just 12 days old, she remembered her parents placing her on the driver’s seat of the car before taking a photograph of her.
‘My parents carried me to the driver’s seat of the car (my father’s idea) and placed me down upon it for a photo,’ she wrote.
She recalled the moment she celebrated her first birthday – and how she broke down in tears when her mother dressed her in an ‘itchy satin dress’. ‘I had no idea what the day was about, all I knew was that mum was putting me in an itchy satin dress, and I was crying,’ she recalled.
‘Though I was told that this was my own special day and that lots of people were coming to see me. I still didn’t understand but stopped crying eventually.
The young woman is just one of just 80 people worldwide who can remember every single day of their lives.
Rebecca Sharrock can also recite all the Harry Potter books word-for-word.