Speed Talking

Check out this cool speed talking video. In under 2 minutes, he names the books of the Bible (Old and New Testaments) the Book of Mormon, the 50 US States, the alphabet backwards, the U. S. Presidents and the Academy Award winners for Best Picture.


Here is a list of everything he says (in under 2 minutes!):

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Samuel, Kings, Kings, Chronicles, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, First, Second Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Phillipians, Colossians, First, Second Thessalonians, Timothy, Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, Peter, Peter, John, John, John, Jude, Revelation, First, Second Nephi, Jacob, Enos, Jarom, Omni, Words of Mormon, Mosiah, Alma, Helaman, Third, Fourth Nephi, Mormon, Ether, Moroni, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T, S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K, J, I, H, G, F, E, D, C, B, A, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert C. Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, “Wings,” “The Broadway Melody,” “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Cimarron,” “Grand Hotel,” “Cavalcade,” “It Happened One Night,” “Mutiny on the Bounty,” “The Great Ziegfeld,” “The Life of Emile Zola,” “You Can’t Take it With You,” “Gone With the Wind,” “Rebecca,” “How Green Was My Valley,” “Mrs. Miniver,” “Casablanca,” “Going My Way,” “The Lost Weekend,” “The Best Years of Our Lives,” “Gentleman’s Agreement,” “Hamlet,” “All the King’s Men,” “All About Eve,” “An American in Paris,” “The Greatest Show on Earth,” “From Here to Eternity,” “On the Waterfront,” “Marty,” “Around the World in Eighty Days,” “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” “Gigi,” “Ben-Hur,” “The Apartment,” “West Side Story,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Tom Jones,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Sound of Music,” “A Man for All Seasons,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Oliver,” “Midnight Cowboy,” “Patton,” “The French Connection,” “The Godfather,” “The Sting,” “The Godfather Part II,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Rocky,” “Annie Hall,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Ordinary People,” “Chariots of Fire,” “Gandhi,” “Terms of Endearment,” “Amadeus,” “Out of Africa,” “Platoon,” “The Last Emperor,” “Rain Man,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Dances with Wolves,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Unforgiven,” “Schindler’s List,” “Forrest Gump,” “Braveheart,” “The English Patient,” “Titanic,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “American Beauty,” “Gladiator,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Chicago,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash.”


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Posted on November 26, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. He’s a great home teacher!

  2. Thank you. Have I home taught you before?

    By the way, thanks for featuring me here.

  3. Hhahahahahahhaahahhaha dude this guy is pretty cool. I wish I put more time into my own personal Bible Speed-Speak- I’ve been slacking lately.

  4. Ryan, are you the faster talker in the vid?

    No, you have never home taught be before, but I could use a good home teacher. If you don’t live in the same city perhaps you can home teach me via this blog! 🙂

  5. Yes, that’s me.

    I’m a Utahn. Raised in Brigham City, two years in Bolivia, then Provo, SLC and currently Logan. So there you go.

  6. Well, I feel privileged you’ve visited this lowly blog.

    I’ve shown several people at work your vid and they love it. Tell us, how long have you had this skill? And how long does it take to prep for it. And, have you ever used speed talking to deliver a sacrament talk…I think attendance would significantly increase! 🙂

  7. Well, I feel privileged to have been picked up in the blogosphere. So there you go.

    I haven’t sped-talked through sacrament meeting. For me, it only works if I already know the words well enough that I don’t have to think very much about what I’m saying–similar, I would imagine, to most people if they were asked to count to 100 really fast.

    In one form or another, I’ve been doing this for about 20 years. I learned a 50 states song in 3rd grade, and after a while, started trying to see how quickly I could name the states. Most of the rest of the list was added in high school. After putting a simple version on YouTube, I decided about a week later to add images and a Best Picture list I’d memorized, and that’s the version you’ve got here.

    The difference between memorization and speed talking is simply practice. It took me a few days to get the speed down on the Best Picture list–I probably shaved 45 seconds or so off my time. Just time yourself and try to beat your last time.

    Now I’m like the magician who’s given away all his secrets.

    Anyway, thanks for watching. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  8. That was soooo coool. I’ll try doing that in the office. Many of my colleagues at WorknPlay http://www.worknplay.co.kr are Koreans. They practically speak their language very fast. If I knew how to speak like that, they’d be wondering how great an American I am. Lol.

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