Fran Capo wants more adventure
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.
- So besides making fast-talk commercials for Volkswagen and writing 20 books, she does stand-up comedy and motivational talks. And she’s for hire.
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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