The world's fastest-talking woman has been filmed reading a version of the Three Little Pigs in just 13 seconds.
Fran Capo, 54, from Putnam County, New York, is seen energetically reciting the children's story at high-speed, barely stopping for air.
Most of the words are inaudible
as she races through them. After her speedy rendition
, the mother-of-one explains that she started speaking quickly as a child and decided to turn her quirky
talent into a career.
'I didn't say one day I'm going to grow up and be a fast talker. I mean, because I went to college and I was in an accounting and philosophy major.'
After landing a spot in the The Guinness Book of World Records in 1986, Ms Capo quickly attracted voiceover work for film and television.
She also went on to land jobs as a stand-up comic, motivational speaker and is the author of 11 books covering topics including crime, history, travel and spirituality.
Her personal best speaking time is 603.32 words in 54.2 seconds or 11 words in a second. At the time she was reading from a 17th century British text.
In the new interview of her speaking, Ms Capo is also captured making a speedy food order at a deli
. The server looks flummoxed
as she reels
off ingredients, with them all blending into one.
She says studies have shown how her brain works differently to most people, causing her to 'chunk' words together.
'Once I have it in my brain, literally it's just like taking it from my brain and getting it out,' she said of her natural vocal ability.
Along with being recognized the Guinness Book of World Records, Ms Capo also appears in Ripley’s Believe it or Not - Planet Eccentric book, and in the Book of Alternative Records.