An image of a New York boy, kneeling on a chair to reach a whiteboard on which he’s drawn a perfect world map from memory, has gone viral.
Drawing a world map from scratch would be a difficult feat in any circumstances, let alone doing it from memory. Yet, an unidentified 11-year-old boy from New York has accomplished precisely that.
A professor from New York invited her 11-year-old son with autism to one of her classes, where he got up on a chair and drew the world map from memory.
1. The 11-year-old boy with autism is seen drawing the intricate map of the world from scratch.
One of the students who were present took the pictures and her impressed father then posted them on Reddit, as user Bobitis. He explained:
He is the son of one of my daughter’s professors. He came into the classroom today and did this.
In the photographs, the boy is seen kneeling on a chair so he could reach the whiteboard, with his pen held to the incredibly detailed map.
Not only is the map accurate, with some of the bigger countries labeled, but the extreme level of detail extends to the drawing of borders and even some smaller coastal islands.
2. The world map was highly accurate and even included details such as political borders and tiny coastal islands.
Reddit user Bobitis further commented:
I just was amazed …especially as a father of a child with similar attributes….that’s all…
Autism can affect people differently and while some can have specific difficulties with memory, others can have exceptional memory and visual skills.
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