Washington, Jan 27: A seven-year old chimp from Japan has shocked everyone by beating the British memory champion in a computer game. The chimp, named Ayumu, trounced Ben Pridmore at a computer game based on remembering the position of numbers as they appeared on a screen.
In the game, numbers flash up for just one fifth of a second and then hidden by white squares, the participants were required to touch the squares in numerical order. Ayumu was spot on 90 per cent of the time, while Ben scored a miserable 33 per cent. The contest was held for Channel Five programme Extraordinary animals, due to be shown on January 29. "I'd rather not been seen on TV doing worse than a Chimpanzee in a memory test. I'll never live it down," The Sun quoted Ben, as saying.