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For him, it is always Monday, March 14, 2005.


The photo above is a reenactment of waking up everyday thinking you have to make it to a dentist's appointment. (via Thinkstock)

Amnesia is such a terrifying condition, yet we've made it look so glamorous in movies, or into convenient plot point for soap operas. In real life, memory loss has many forms and frequently involves learning to use forks again, stuff like that. In the case of patient "WO" who is being studied by Dr. Gerald Burgess at the University of Leicester, memory loss involves starting every day in the same place, a la Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates. Or Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, except Bill Murray remembers that he's starting the day in the same place, so it's more like everyone around him has amnesia. Wait, what?

Sources: Leicester Mercury