Fastest talking female-world record set
by Fran Capo
[Oct 27]NEW YORK, USA--Fran
Capo is world's fastest talking female clocked at 603.32
words in 54.2 seconds. That’s 11 words a second!
Actually Fran broke this record twice, the first
time on the Larry King Live Show on March 5th, 1986 speaking 585
wpm and the second time at the Guinness Museum in Vegas speaking
603.32 words in 54.2 seconds.
Capo has appeared on over 250 TV shows including; Good Morning
America, Larry King Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Inside Edition,
ET, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, More than Human and Nick at Nite’s
- Hi Jinx. She’s been heard on over 1000 radio shows including Howard
She came from her upstate New York home to promote
an Expedia.ca contest for fast-talkers with a prize trip to Vegas,
spiritual home of fast-talkers. Go to www.fasttalktovegas.ca
Capo has been doing adventures since an early age. As an
adventurer Fran has bungee jumped, swam with sharks, flown combat
aircraft, driven race cars, crawled in a polar bear den, slept in
an ice hotel, climbed Kilimanjaro and dove to the wreck site of
She has written several articles on her adventures,
journals them in her weekly blogs, and has authored the book “Adrenaline
Adventures: Dream it, Read it, Do it!” which not only chronicles
50 of her adventures, but tells the reader where they can go out
an do it themselves.
She likes to say she's 37, with a 19-year old
son, was divorced when he was 4 months old, married again but "it
lasted three months it was just lust."
also has done book signings at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and
at the Titanic! World Record Academy recognized these records as
"Highest altitude book signing" and "Deepest Sea
| Here's how Capo got her world record
"You have to read something from Shakespeare
or the Bible. They use an Olympic timer to time you to 1/100th of
a second. Then they slow it down with a lexicon compressor that
doesn't distort it. Finally, they send the tape to a speech analyst
to make sure you're saying every single syllable and match it against
the script. A few hours later they let you know whether you got
the record or not."
Fran's Secret: People often ask me how I did that or
how I’ve managed to do many of the things I’ve done, like lecturing
for the first time, or going on stage or bungee jumping. I tell
them I live my life by this simple philosophy: I always say yes
first, then ask myself, ” Now, what do I have to do to accomplish
If I get the slightest bit nervous I
think: “What is the worst thing that can happen if I don’t
succeed? The answer is simply, I don’t succeed! And what’s the best
thing that can happen? I succeed. What more can life ask of you?
Be yourself, and have a good time!