Man Wakes Up From A Coma Speaking Fluent Mandarin
A young man in Australia, Ben McMahon, couldn't remember the car accident that left him in a coma for more than a week.
Once he awoke from the coma though, what he could remember was pretty amazing. He remembered how to speak Mandarin almost perfectly! Ben admits that he took Mandarin in high school, but wasn't even close to mastering it. Once he woke up from a coma though, he could speak it fluently!
Not only could he speak fluent Mandarin, but he could write it too. It took him a few days to regain his English writing and speaking skills back, and even when he did, his Mandarin skills remained intact.
So what did he do with his new found skills? Put them to good use of course! Ben is now living and studying in Shanghai, hosting a Chinese TV show and leading Mandarin tours. He's made some new friends there and they say that he is the "best non-native speaker they've met."
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