Welcome to Top10Archive! Savant syndrome is
defined as a condition in which a person demonstrates capacities or abilities that are greatly in
excess to that of which would be considered normal. People with savant syndrome may have
neurodevelopmental disorders, notably autism spectrum disorders, or brain injuries. For
this installment, we’re counting down 10 extraordinary savants that are capable of mind-blowing things!
10. Jonathan Lerman Jonathan Lerman is an autistic savant with
an IQ of just 53. At just 2-years old, Lerman would begin to slide into long silences, and
would be diagnosed autistic, just a year later. While his autism made if difficult for him
to communicate in a typical manner, his artistic ability would help him express what he was
thinking. By the age of 10, he began drawing charcoal portraits of friends and people he
had seen – even if he had just made them up in his mind. At the age of 14, Lerman had
his pieces appearing in New York art galleries. 9. Stephen Wiltshire
Diagnosed with autism at a young age, Stephen Wiltshire was sent to a school for special
needs children. There, his passions were encouraged and he would find a love of drawing. Mute
since a very young age, Stephen would use his art to communicate since childhood – not
learning how to speak until he was 9. He began drawing highly detailed and incredibly accurate
portraits of things that he saw. Stephen’s talent, however, goes much further then just
that. In 2009, he was flown over Tokyo for a mere 20 minutes and upon his return to the
land, was able to draw a 10-meter or nearly 33-foot long picture of the city.
8. Daniel Tammet Facing terrible epileptic seizures as well
as a diagnosis of autism at the age of four, Daniel developed the ability to visualize
and calculate numbers in his head. Daniel Tammet can calculate numbers on a massive
scale, once reciting Pi from memory to the 22,514 decimal, a feat he accomplished on
Pi Day, to raise funds for the National Society for Epilepsy. As well as his amazing mathematical
talent, Tammet is capable of learning languages at an unprecedented rate – learning Icelandic
in just 7 days. Daniel’s form of Autism is incredibly uncommon, even among other savants,
as he is able to articulate his thoughts clearly. 7. Kim Peek
If you’ve ever heard of the movie Rain Man, then you’ve heard the story of Kim Peek…
though you probably didn’t know it. Born with severe brain damage, Kim’s childhood doctor
suggested his father send him to an institution and forget about him – as his developmental
disabilities were thought to keep him from walking, let alone anything else. Kim’s father
didn’t agree, and returned home with his son. He does have problems walking and learning
is difficult for him – however, he has the ability to read books two pages at once in
roughly 3 seconds. Not just that, but he remembers everything he reads in them.
6. Leslie Lemke In an unfortunate twist of fate, Leslie Lemke
was born with severe birth defects, ones that required the removal of his eyes. His birth
mother gave him up for adoption, and it was at that point that one, May Lemke, took him
in as one of her own at just 6 months of age. At age 16, Leslie displayed his hidden talent
– when May woke up in the middle of the night to find Leslie playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano
Concerto No. 1. Leslie had no musical training, but still managed to play flawlessly after
just hearing the song one time. Leslie now plays all kinds of music, and just like he
did with the Tchaikovsky piece, he needs to only hear it once.
5. Tony DeBlois Born premature and underweight, Tony DeBlois
was hardly breathing. The doctors rushed to place an oxygen mask on him, unbeknownst to
them at the time, that too much oxygen causes blindness. Couple blindness with slow physical
development, then add in autism and you have the challenges that Tony DeBlois faces every
day. At age 2, Tony sat down in front of a piano for the first time. Growing into music
– he learned to play over 20 different instruments, including guitar, trumpet and the ukelele.
It is estimated that Tony has roughly 8,000 musical pieces memorized which he learned
all by ear. 4. Jason Padgett
Though most people are born with savant syndrome, others can acquire it through severe trauma
and brain damage – such as the case of Jason Padgett. After being brutally beaten during
a mugging, Jason awoke the next day in the hospital… though something was different.
He now sees the world overlaid in complex mathematical formulas. Over time he would
begin to transcribe what he saw through drawings. These drawings took the form of intricate
fractal form shapes and patterns. When neurologists took scans of his brain, what they found was
his brain activated rarely used portions to compensate for the damaged areas.
3. Orlando Serrell Orlando Serrell was not born autistic or brain
damaged, but rather known as an “acquired savant”. One day Serrell was playing baseball
with some friends at age 10. Serrell was struck in the left side of the head by a ball, but
was able to finish the game. Figuring he was ok once his headache cleared, he never thought
to seek medical attention. Serrell came to find he developed a talent called “calendar
calculating”, meaning he can tell you what day of the week any date fell on, even more
amazing as he can tell you what the weather was like on that day where he was.
2. Alonzo Clemons Due to a head injury he suffered when he was
just a child, Alonzo Clemons lost much, but in return gained a beautiful and magnificent
talent. Determined by doctors to have an IQ of no higher than 40, Clemons was left to
be seemingly emotionless – though his face would light up with joy with clay in his hands.
You see, Clemons gained a gift of art. When he looks upon an animal, he is able to create
a sculpture of very fine detail using only his hands. His sense of touch is so accurate
that he’s even able to make these sculptures in the dark.
1. Flo and Kay Lyman Florence and Katherine Lyman, also known as
the “Rainman Twins”, are said to be the only female autistic savant twins in the world.
Even more impressive is the fact they are the only pair of savant twins with the same
talents. They have the ability of calendar calculation and can tell you what the weather
was like, what a TV personality was wearing and what they ate for nearly every day of
their lives. The twins even went as far as to document what color clothing their favorite
TV hosts wore, including Dick Clark from $100,000 pyramid.

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  • Do you have any unique "super powers" that most people can't do?

  • I dove head first into a pool and hit my head on the bottom and I have not gained any intelligent abilities smh

  • he looks a bit like the old man from pawn stars

  • I'd say,this is quite an interesting subject of these people having some talent from their normal lives. 👍☺

  • We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

  • Can we see more of this and less of kim kardashian and tekusi69?????

  • Well I found free $2365a money making system that is really working:(just go to) Great work…

  • As I have gotten older I realise and also from people telling me that it is almost certainly aspergers that I have but I have not gone for the assessment yet I am still waiting to be referred for diagnosis

  • Worst super power ever? Knowing what Dick Clark wore on March 6, 1972.

  • No 3 and No 1: it has to be said, their 'ability' is being used in an utterly pointless and ridiculous way

  • I have known People with Brain issues and do suffer from Injury myself. The Brain is such an amazing thing with those millions of connections , yet can be disrupted so easily . Amazing the Music created by Someone who has never even touched whatever Instrument and play's Perfection . Drawing or creating an object to Scale with just a Look . A Higher Power has touched These People and We say That's Amazing ! Jimmy

  • Serious note : I wouldn't consider myself a savant, I had a fairly balanced childhood and youth. In my late 20, I started experiencing something weird : I can reproduce music my parents would sing when in the late 80's. Songs I never sang, played or ever ever came across otherwise. Sometimes I would google the lyrics and realize I know them very well 😲😲.
    I have a brother who is 1 yr younger than I and I remember lyrics of songs my parents played at his 3rd BD, when I was 4. At that age I did not speak French, and all these songs are selectively in French.
    PS : I swear I am not high

  • Press F for Stanley

  • sure would be nice if you would shut your mouth so we can hear him "play the piano".

  • Whats the first savant "super power"? I just see ugly draws my dog do better

  • Why are the rest of us so damn stupid??

  • The girls are both lefties… interesting

  • Fuck you

  • Hillary Clinton has been using two impersonators…one is a being paid $10,000 per month to impersonate Hillary at events. Someone needs to warn those doubles…they may be planning to kill one of the impersonators to fake Hillary's death and allow her to escape to Argentina (for example) like Hitler faked his death. This might be the way Hillary would hope to avoid prosecution for TREASON and her lesbian pedophilia.

  • Bubbles?

  • I’ve got super powers .. I’ve put up with my wife’s nagging for 29 years without killing her 🤪🤪🤪

  • 1:48 umm I'm pretty sure thats a picture of Singapore

  • These people are creating history and I can't even study for my BOARD EXAM properly!

  • Whose ability has the greatest practical utility for society?

  • I’m an idiot savant…. minus the savant ?

  • I could do the same lol

  • Is it bad now I want to get a brain injury

  • Too much oxygen does not cause blindness…

  • 1:48 that’s Singapore, not Tokyo…

  • Hit me on my head.. Bang!

  • #4 straight up tripping sacred geometry 24/7 👀

  • My talent was to eat in the dark and drinking water without breathing. I could even pee without holding my dick.

  • I am actually the smartest in our school always 1st honor since 1st grade to 6th grade

  • 6:45 "rainwomen" was taken huh?

  • Drawing ain't a superpower… I wanna see some Rainman shit.

  • Anyone willing to beat me almost to death?

  • They barely spent any time talking about Kim peak. I think he should be number one beacause his memory is beyond anything that humanity has seen

  • Daniel Tammet is top in the list … way ahead!
    He is super-good in Maths and Language. He has no obvious disability. And he can even explain closet to his point of view of numbers and words.

  • My wife farted in my mouth once and after that i just know to stay away from her ass hole.

  • If only I had the ability Kim Peek has… 😕😕

  • Number 10… lol it’s hilarious what’ll pass as “art”. Honestly, better than most now a days

  • Most people are born with perfect pitch, but if we don't have a reason to attach specific meanings to each pitch, we eventually lose the ability to differentiate between them. People who were born blind are forced to suck as much meaning as they can out of every sound, so a lot of them probably have perfect pitch and don't even realize it.

  • 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  • And yet there are asswipes out there who think people with difficulties can't accomplish great things in life.

  • Where is Savant – Alexander Vinter

  • Lol, there's less there's 50 savants in the world (may not be facted). Top ten!?

  • #7 should've been number 1

  • I speak Polish. What's your superpower?

  • Ok, I’ma be right back guys to go grab my baseball bat to play baseball.

  • FYI, the city drawn is Singapore. Not Tokyo.

  • 25000 digits of pi…

  • I have the power to change emotions in every woman I'm with from love to absolute repulsion in unbelievably short amount of time.

  • ….stunned.

  • Im autistic but I'm not sure if I'm a savant. I have feelings that can comprehend with great detail. My greatest talent is self taught human psychology. People are amazed on how well I know who th hey are after talking to them for a 10 minutes. This is definitely unique to the degree I understand people

  • human brain potential is beeing blocked by some illuminati shit…

  • Watch "Scientist who dug into hell in Siberia and recorded the cries of the damned souls" on YouTube


  • This is bullshit! Autism and being a Savant are two totally different things. Know your shit! There's only one way to tell the difference..

  • Y’all put Kim peek at 7?? this guy knows 98% of history?

  • Drop my beer.

  • Interesting.

  • 4:10 was his barber blind too?

  • number 1 is so cool.

  • Time to get hit in the head!

  • Brain "disorders" can indeed, have an up side.

  • I met steven wilsher for an contest

  • Btw number 8 in the documentary he wasnt diagnosed with autism so he dosnt have it

  • The jason one is wrong. In an interview with him he said they sent him home and he woke up at home when everything was different.

  • I wonder if motzart was a savant.

  • Aliens

  • Ok the first one is not a prod its a kid that draws with charcoal but not een good

  • Kim Peek was not a smart guy. He was retarded indeed and unable to put his shoes on and comb his hair as well. He had a severe brain problem that made him storage whatever he read in life. He was a son of God who deserved God's mercy and compassion.

  • I have autism, i dont have any spechel talent.

  • Im healthy and stupid i guess.

  • So much of the brain remains to be discovered…

  • Why does this only happen in America?

  • 8 days after my 18th birthday, I was jumped by 5 mexican gang members (known as Norteno's here in San Jose, Calif) one of them had an aluminum baseball bat, one had "the Club" which locks the steering wheel of a car, and two had on steel toed boots, because I'm white and was walkin thru their neighborhood. I managed to really put a hurtin on two of em, but after 5 shots to the side and back of my skull, 3 of which were done while my face was pushed down into the pavement, they got me down and put the boots to me…long story short, I died twice and had to be defibrillator'd to be revived in the back of the ambulance, resulting in my being in a coma for 17 days…only thing I took away from that jumping was an extreme personality shift from not wanting to fight or argue ever (according to my Mom I was the peace keeper throughout my childhood), to being one of severe hostility capable of horrific violence…I mean, I started kick boxing and ju jitsu just to learn how to cause as much pain to the human body as possible….And an overwhelming hatred of mexican males….nothing I'm proud of I assure anyone reading this…but my fondness and aptitude for violence sure panned out well while I was serving in Iraq, that's for sure….

  • 3:02 What is wrong with his glasses?

  • Those twins know every popular song and what year and what level on the hit parade, a d.j 's dream

  • wow im so inspired im 3x disabled

  • wow the twin girls are both left handed. that super rare … also

  • This really is fascinating stuff!

  • I’m a master baiter for the bass masters tournaments………………. I masterbait ….. A lot 🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼🤛🏼

  • So powerful. Thank you.

  • The Top One of most frustrating show put together. Who Produced this? Know anything about telling a story…if about spending few extra seconds to HIGHLIGHT the savants super abilities.

  • And people would have you abort these beautiful souls….all life deserves to fulfill its destiny

  • My wife’s cousin is Autistic. He is rather functional and can convey his thoughts but does have some emotional defects but due to the Grace of God, his awesome supported parents, family and friends…he can communicate well, for his condition and is a music savant.

  • Totally Thought that thumbnail was Roger Ebert!😂

  • I am a super savant.

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  • When I was a teenager I was hired as summer help to a place called “The Kinsmen Workshop”. It was a charity that gave jobs to mentally handicapped people as a way of being part of society and even a few dollars spending money. (Their pay was low at the time because of disability benefits would go down if they made to much). Anyway they had jobs of all different degrees of difficulty from fluffing ribbon parade flowers to manufacturing wood kits for sun decks and snow fencing lath. One job was a great guy named Don. At the time there was a stampede wrestler called Big Don Stud and we playfully called him that because we would continually have to go find him, usually making out with a girl named Salina behind the paper recycle bailer. Dons job was pounding in pre measured spikes using a hand sledge making pallets. If you ever shook hands with dawn you were luck to get your hand back in one peace, we tried giving him a air hammer but he wouldn’t have it. Don was a autistic with limited iq but was what we called high functioning, one day the Supervisor was chatting with use and he pointed out Dons amazing talents. You could ask him anything to do with the space program (this was 1985) and he could tell you every astronauts name his mission the dates, everything. From radio and tv he had an encyclopedic memory of every thing space. His other talent was so unique that I still smile when I think of it. Don could play back any episode of All in the Family and Archie Bunker. I don’t mean facts I mean play back the show. He would reenactany show word for word and do it in the voices of the character. Edith was my favorited, he even played back the commercials that were on when he saw it.

  • read two pages in 3 seconds ? what a talent

  • Meh I’m autistic with the power to read minds or thoughts sometimes

  • The "calender calculating" that kept being referred to is actually Hyperthymesia.

  • Daniel should be at the top of the list. Unlike most of the other savants, he has no known disability and is not overly autistic (he ranks extremely low on the spectrum, if at all). The lack of "drawbacks" to his condition along with the magnitude of his abilities should make him first, maybe second only to Kim out of all known savants.

  • D . M . T

    will open up your mind

  • I've got a daughter who has agensis of the corpus Callosum like Kim Peek. It's like have w 18 year old smart ass Google with Autism. She's amazing. She never crawled walked only at 5. She can't write but can see how many things at are in a box or jar. She reads phone books,DMV and anything she reads she remembers everything. She reads the left page with her left eye and right page with her right eye. She hacked her school at 10 years of age from a cell phone and deleted a teacher she didn't like.

  • Bs. All bs.

  • I only know stephen wiltshire

  • So basically if I have a head injury, it will make me super intelligent?

  • The twins. How can they know what the people are? I’m sure it wasn’t documented anywhere. Can anyone explain

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