Digital Journal: Scientists have identified a gene in mice which helps to give them “super memories.” The gene also reverses the course of degenerative illnesses like Alzheimer’s. Scientists hope to apply the new discovery to develop a pill to enhance human memory.
Before you get too excited, or before you waste your time actually reading the fine print, the article goes on to say that they’re probably two decades away from nailing this f-er down. So if you already woke up this morning, Quantum Leap-style, in the middle of an unfamiliar dirt road with nothing on but boxers and house slippers, it’s probably too late for you. But 20 years is almost perfect for me, because that’s about when I should start losing my mind. There are four things that I want to be fully functional until the day I die – they are, in reverse order of importance, 4) my memory, 3) my liver, 2) my b0ner, and 1) my daily, without-fail bm.