November 12th, 2010
11:28 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Hanky-panky seat, photographic memory

You, your date and mother-in-law? - Imagine taking your lady out for a night on the town in your fancy new car … with her mother. That's right. In 1915, cars were made with a special extra seat called the mother-in-law seat to ensure there was no hanky-panky en-route to any destination. Who else would have one of these rare models but Jay Leno, of course? Say what you will about late-night television, but Leno's car collection is beyond reproach. It's, quite simply, to die for.

 

Photographic memory - After suffering an accident two decades ago that damaged her brain, a Colorado teacher says she became the first documented sufferer of "visual memory loss." Just to get through the day she writes down little notes to jog her memory of the names and faces of the students in her class. When she wants to remember something, she has to pull her memories off the shelves where she keeps books and books of photographs from her life.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. cesar

    I don't have a photographic memory, but I do have a phonographic memory...I never forget a song I've heard.

    November 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Bob

    We have a mother-in-law seat named "Old Sparky".

    November 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. 517blingdongding

    You can also put the wife back there on the monthly personal time. Enjoy the drive.

    November 13, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |