10 Year Old Recites U.S. Constitution From Memory

Nathan Bond, a 10-year-old from California spent his summer memorizing the every last word of the U.S. Constitution.

“It was pretty hard,” Nathan told CNN, adding that it took him 137 days to memorize the Constitution. “I didn’t get one break except on my birthday.”

Heidi Bond, Nathan’s mom, said she homeschools her boy, and he “fell in love with America and the government” when he read and memorized the Declaration of Independence which he recited at a rally in Sacramento back in June. He took on the Constitution project this summer, memorizing the document in 40 word segments during family camping trips and boat rides.

“He has a mind like no other I’ve ever seen,” she said. “He’s a genius. He can memorize anything within seconds.”

Heidi recorded a video of Nathan’s grand performance to YouTube last week. Nathan devotedly reads recites the Constitution, an achievement that takes 25 minutes.