Oct 14, 2021 - News

Fran Capo wants more adventure

A grid of Fran of photos of Fran Capo skydiving, yelling and posing on television.
Photos courtesy Fran Capo

Your new neighbor is the fastest-talking woman in the world, and she won't shut up.

What’s happening: While lots of folks move to the Sunshine State to retire, 9-time speed talking world record holder Fran Capo — who delivered the world's fastest TEDx Talk and is the first (and only, big surprise) author to sign books atop Mount Kilimanjaro — isn't interested in rocking chairs or other trappings of the Golden Years.

  • Capo, who is "37 'til I'm 97," tells Ben that she has already dove in Devil’s Den Spring, ridden a camel and held an alligator since moving from Putnam County, New York to Weeki Wachee in April.

Background: Her mom told her nothing was impossible. Her dad told her not to take life too seriously.

Driving the news: Fran, who is a joy to talk to, wants more adventure. Come on, Florida! What else should a Florida Woman who has already swam with manatees and sharks do?

  • "I look at life as a buffet," she tells Axios. "I want to taste all the things."
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