Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The RAINMAN Twins - Flo and Kay Lyman

From the moment they were born, Flo and Kay Lyman were unlike any sisters on planet earth. Thought to be mentally retarded, they were tormented by kids. What no one realised is that Flo and Kay are among the most brilliant people the world has ever seen. This is the untold story of the only identical twin autistic savant sisters known to exist.

Over a span of 50 years, Flo and Kay have memorised the world around them. They never forget a date, never forget a song, never forget what they eat, never forget the weather on any day.

Their recall is remarkable, their rituals are riveting. From documenting what dozens of news and talk show hosts wear each day to their obsession with Dick Clark and the 100-Thousand Dollar Pyramid, Flo and Kay’s world is unique.

Even in the world of autistic savants, Flo and Kay Lyman are unique. They're the only identical twins to have this extraordinary condition that, as one expert puts it, makes them part-retarded and part-genius.

Now52, Flo and Kay don't forget anything that has ever happened to them. "We've got a microchip in our brain," is how they describe it.

They can tell you what they ate on a certain day, what the weather was like, and have an encyclopaedic knowledge of every song they've heard or read on an album cover.

You’ll never forget them….and they’ll never forget you.

Sources: Electric Sky, Demand Five

1 comment:

  1. Like so many others, I am mesmerised and in awe of these amazing women. I started a Facebook page called "We love Flo and Kay", and I've had so much positive feedback from so many people. A lot of us are trying to actually contact them. Our hearts were deeply saddened when Dick Clark died, not only because of the sad passing of an American icon, but equally as disheartening was the thought that these two women were deeply distressed because of his passing. My heart was heavy for them.
    Is there a place where we can send them encouraging mail and gifts?