World’ Record #1: Fastest Talking Female

Fran Capo holds 9 World Records. She’s most known as the World’s Fastest Talking Woman. Her world record feats that she accomplished utilizing her “World Record Mindsets” have been certified in many books and organizations: The Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley’s Believe it or Not (Planet Eccentric book), The Book of Alternative Records, Record Holders Republic and Elite World Records. As a result she received a Proclamation from the City of New York honoring her as a true Renaissance Woman. Fran’s teaches these mindsets so others can achieve their own dreams.

Read about Fran’s other worlds records here: Kilimanjaro, Titanic, Chiromission, and Fastest Song Production

WORLD RECORD NUMBER #1: WORLDS FASTEST TALKING FEMALE (603.32 WORDS IN 54.2 SECONDS)

Fran at the Guinness museum in New York City. She is seen here with the Co-founder Norris McWhirter, demonstrating her record for the press.
Fran at the Guinness museum in New York City. She is seen here with the Co-founder Norris McWhirter, demonstrating her record for the press.

Dates: Record #1 – March 5, 1986

World Record: Fastest Talking Woman

Where: Guinness Museum Las Vegas

Documentation: Guinness Museum in Las Vegas, with Guinness Adjucators on location. News outlets, Guinness Plaques, media footage

Worlds Per minute (WPM):

(603.32 words in 54.2 seconds) or 11 worlds per second!

World Record Mindsets used to achieve this record:
“Just Say Yes” and “No such word as can’t” (To hear the story of how Fran broke the fastest talking record see Fran’s “World Record Mindset” Tedx Talk)

Quick Facts: The normal person speaks about 195 worlds per minute, Fran speaks almost 4 times faster than the average person.

In fact Fran is listed in the pop culture app wordgenius.com as the very definition of Loquacious.

Dubbed “Fast Talker Extraordinaire” by the Associated Press, comedienne Fran Capo doesn’t mind if you call her motor mouth. In fact, she’s proud of it! Fran Capo is The Guinness Book of World Records fastest talking female clocked at 603.32 words in 54.2 seconds. That’s 11 words a second! Her record also appears in Ripley’s Believe it or Not – 2006 Planet Eccentric book (on page 109). (Ya think she looked?)

A native New Yorker, Fran was always a fast talker, but she never planned on breaking the record…and no she didn’t come from a large family where she had to fight over the food. She does however have one sister, Sharon, who speaks three languages slow. So naturally Fran figured why not speak one fast language fast to make up for the difference.

Fran broke the fast talking record twice (why stop if you have a good thing going?). The first time she broke it 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 per minute in 54.2 seconds. How did she do it? You can either read about it in Chicken Soup for the Woman’s soup on page 82, or you can listen to her TEDx talk or here.

If you want to know more about how to use Fran’s Talents as a fast talker for your media event or product contact check out more information on the fast talking link.

Fran with infant son Spencer posing for press in front of fast talker sign at NYC museum
Fran with infant son Spencer posing for press in front of fast talker sign at NYC museum
Group shot of Guinness holders at NYC museum. Also in the photo is the Woman with the longest hair, and the Worlds Smartest Woman.
Group shot of Guinness holders at NYC museum. Also in the photo is the Woman with the longest hair, and the Worlds Smartest Woman.
Fran on stage in Singapore at the opening of that museum. In this shot she is demonstrating her skills for the dignitaries of that nation, plus a very special group of kids - a funny story she tells in her lectures.
Fran on stage in Singapore at the opening of that museum. In this shot she is demonstrating her skills for the dignitaries of that nation, plus a very special group of kids – a funny story she tells in her lectures.
Fran and fellow record holder Ashrita Furman at the Singapore museum. Furman is the world’s most versatile man…he holds over 100 world records and holds the record for holding the most records.
Fran and fellow record holder Ashrita Furman at the Singapore museum. Furman is the world’s most versatile man…he holds over 100 world records and holds the record for holding the most records.
Fran being put to the test by Korean officials at the Guinness Exhibition in Seoul. Good thing there was a translator nearby.
Fran being put to the test by Korean officials at the Guinness Exhibition in Seoul. Good thing there was a translator nearby.
Fran talking about her career to the Korean audience of over 2000.
Fran talking about her career to the Korean audience of over 2000.
Backstage on the Sally Jessie Show with fellow record holders, the woman with the dog that does the most tricks, and the chick with the longest nails.
Backstage on the Sally Jessie Show with fellow record holders, the woman with the dog that does the most tricks, and the chick with the longest nails.
On the set of the TV show “AM Buffalo” with the worlds tallest Woman, Sandy Allen. Yeah, don’t we just look like two normal chicks sitting around and talking!
On the set of the TV show “AM Buffalo” with the worlds tallest Woman, Sandy Allen. Yeah, don’t we just look like two normal chicks sitting around and talking!
Fran, her sister, Sharon, son, Spencer and Sandy Allen, the Worlds Tallest Woman outside the Guinness Museum in Niagara Falls. Sandy btw is seven feet 7 1/4 inches tall. She wears a size 22 shoe!
Fran, her sister, Sharon, son, Spencer and Sandy Allen, the Worlds Tallest Woman outside the Guinness Museum in Niagara Falls. Sandy btw is seven feet 7 1/4 inches tall. She wears a size 22 shoe!
Fran holding a copy of the very first Guinness Book published back in 1955, right next to the 50 year anniversary addition of the 2005 book. We’ve come a long way baby!
Fran holding a copy of the very first Guinness Book published back in 1955, right next to the 50 year anniversary addition of the 2005 book. We’ve come a long way baby!
Fran was invited to speak at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Guinness Book. She was given a 50th anniversary certificate. She poses here left to right with: Aliston (the CEO of Guinness, her son, Spencer, herself, and Stuart Claxton (researcher and organizer of events).
Fran was invited to speak at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Guinness Book. She was given a 50th anniversary certificate. She poses here left to right with: Aliston (the CEO of Guinness, her son, Spencer, herself, and Stuart Claxton (researcher and organizer of events).

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