9-year-old Nigerian school boy has been hailed as a calendar prodigy who knows the day for any date supplied to him.
The 9-year-old boy, Siju Olawepo, a primary five pupil of Carol School in Lagos, has an innate ability to know the day for any date on the calender, dates as far back as the 16th century.
The nine-year-old genius provides corresponding day to any date he is given almost faster than an internet search engine, Daily Trust reports. He was first noticed by one of his teachers who observed that he was always demanding for plain sheets to design calendars. Later he was seen designing calendars for the future without the aid of any calender.
Once Siju is given a date, he tells the corresponding day of the week and he also doesn’t forget any date he knows. He can tell the particular day of the week anyone was born.
According to Daily Trust, he told their reporter her birthday within seconds and also said Nigeria will be 100 years on Friday, October 1, 2060. He was also quick to say it would be a leap year.
When asked how he came about knowing days with their corresponding dates, he said,
“I just know it. My instinct tells me dates with the corresponding days. It comes naturally to me, I cannot explain how.”
Siju’s computer teacher, Mr. David Ugiomoh, the little boy enjoys designing calendars.
“He was always coming to my office to ask for plain sheets for designing calendars. I and others in the school initially thought he was copying from an existing calendar until the day he came to my office to design a calendar for year 2023. When I checked the dates on my phone, I saw that they were all correct,”
“Then I started asking him days for different dates and he was answering correctly. I also asked him for the day to my birthday, which he provided seamlessly.
I was baffled and discovered he was a genius,” he explained.