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10-year-old Odisha girl can name 1,000 rivers in 9 minutes, enters India Book of Records

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Child prodigy Meghali Malabika Swain (10) of Odisha has etched her name on record books by entering into India Book of Records for naming 1,000 rivers of the world in 9 minutes, 1,000 cities of the world in 10 minutes, and 1,000 physical bodies of the Earth in 12 minutes. Meghali was asked to name these categories in less than 12 minutes each.

Not surprisingly though, she achieved the target much ahead of the stipulated time. The girl is often called as “Google girl” or “human search engine” for having the powerhouse of information at her fingertips.

“Meghali is an exceptionally talented kid. We don’t have such talent in our record holders’ list. This is organised for the first time,” said Biswadeep Roy, adjudicator, India Book of Records said on Monday.

Meghali, a student of Class 5 at Sai International School, had appeared for India Book of Records here on Sunday.

Her parents are extremely joyous with her achievement. “During a world cup football match, she showed interest to know more about the game. When I explained about it, she remembered it all. So I encouraged her,” said Prafulla Swain, Meghali’s father.

The child prodigy can tell the name of any country and its neighbouring countries just by blinking for a moment, imagine their location in the map, and effortlessly tell the names. She is also capable of telling any country’s capital, its currency and its major mountains or rivers. She now eyes Limca Book of Records and Guinness Book of Records.

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