What is the record for the fastest typing in words per minute, and who holds the record?
#103372. Asked by salami_swami. (Feb 26 09 7:55 PM)
"There are three different words per minute (wpm) records -- for the manual typewriter, the electric typewriter, and the personal computer keyboard. On a manual typewriter, the world record is 176 wpm, and on an electric typewriter it is 216. In an official test in 1991, Gregory Arakelian of Virginia set the personal computer record with 158 wpm."|
"As of 2005, writer Barbara Blackburn was the fastest English language typist in the world, according to The Guinness Book of World Records. Using the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard, she has maintained 150 words per minute (wpm) for 50 minutes, and 170 wpm for shorter periods. She has been clocked at a peak speed of 212 wpm."
TEST RESULT TYPIST MACHINE YEAR MACHINE|
1 hr 147 wpm Albert Tangora 1923 Underwood Standard
1 hr 149 wpm Margaret Hamma 1941 electric typewriter
1 min 216 wrds Stella Pajunas 1946 IBM machine
5 min 176 wpm Carole Bechen 1959 manual typewriter
3 min 158 wpm Gregory Arakelian 1991 personal computer
???? 192 wpm Natalie Lantos**1998 PC
A man has set a new world record for typing the numbers from 1 to 50 in the fastest possible time. Hind Al Mulla managed to type the numbers - complete with a full stop in between each number - in just 16.3 seconds.
Pushp Deep Pandey of Jaipur, Rajasthan typed a sentence 'Padmanabhapuram palace in Thiruvananthapuram, the former residence of Travancore kings is close to a tranquil and picturesque hill station in the Ponmudi hills' in 56.4 seconds on August 7, 2005 without using any text writing aids on his Nokia 3310 cell phone.
Arttu Harkki of Finland set the Guinness World Record for texting in 2001.
He typed - "The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell (UK), who filed his patent for the telephone on 14 February 1876 at the New York Patent Office, USA. The first intelligible call occurred in March 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts, when Bell phoned his assistant in a nearby room and said 'Come here Watson, I want you.'” In 2 minutes 22.9 seconds.
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