1920s: Thea Alba Was ‘The Woman With 10 Brains’ (One For Each Finger)

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IN the 1920s, German-born Thea Alba toured as “The Woman With Ten Brains”. Why? Because she could write all ten fingers simultaneously; write different languages at the same time (French, German, and English); and write with her hands and feet at the same time.

Ten brains – one for each digit.


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