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The Simple and Convenient Memory of Goldfish



"The Goldfish's memory span is 4 seconds,"
taught the scientist.
The yawning students almost immediately forget--
but in the corner of the class,
the fish swims attentively.

With eyes wide, he examines
the round edges of his poor bowl.

Then he remembers something about the ocean,
only to forget it over and over again.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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