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The average reading speed is 300 words, or about one page, per minute. Did you know President John F. Kennedy was one of a number of US Presidents who were speed-readers?

JFK (above) claimed he could read at around 2000 words per minute with a very high comprehension rate. He studied under American speed-reading expert Evelyn Wood who could read at an impressive 6000 words a minute. Other speed-reading presidents, confirmed or rumored, include Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter.

In 2007, when J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published, six times world champion speed-reader Anne Jones was the first to read it. Jones finished the 200,000-word, 759-page book in 47 minutes flat then immediately completed a book review and sent it out to media to prove her total comprehension of the story.

After researching the brain’s scientifically proven ability to pick up things subliminally and rapidly, we devoted a chapter to speed reading in our book GENIUS INTELLIGENCE : Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ. We learned (from others far brighter than ourselves) that by incorporating peripheral vision and photographic memory, it’s possible to mentally scan or photograph entire pages at a time rather than one word at a time.

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

To learn more about the part speed reading plays in enhancing intelligence, check out Genius Intelligence. It’s available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook…