Talking Fast With a Record-Setting Speed Talker – 11 Words In Second!

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If you were a kid in the ‘80s, you might recognize this man, or, at least, you’ll recognize his velocity of speech. John Moschitta Jr.’s motormouth dominated the airwaves with stints as the fast-talking FedEx guy.

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Mr. Testaverde on “Saved by the Bell” and the infamous Micro Machines Man. With the ability to say up to 11 words per second, Moschitta broke the world record and made a career out of his dizzying cadence.

The Guinness-certified speed talker sat down to give us the whole scoop on his life in fast lane. Now, try to keep up.

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Moschitta had been credited in The Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Fastest Talker,with the ability to articulate 586 words per minute. His record was broken in 1990 by Steve Woodmore who spoke 637 wpm and subsequently by Sean Shannon who spoke 655 wpm on August 30, 1995.

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