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How fast can you name all of the U.S. presidents?

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Theoretically, if an average English speaker had the name of each U.S. President perfectly memorized, he could recite the list in somewhat under a minute. This figure is based on the overall number of presidents and National Center for Voice and Speech average speech rate estimates.

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There have been 44 different presidencies, but only 43 different presidents have served because Grover Cleveland was elected to two non-consecutive terms. The National Center for Voice and Speech estimates that an average English speaker is capable of speaking 150 words in a minute. If half of the presidents have two names and half of them have three, someone naming the presidents would have to say around 110 words.

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