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Few smart kids can spare the attention that popularity requires. Unless they also happen to be good-looking, natural athletes, or siblings of popular kids, they'll tend to become nerds. And that's why smart people's lives are worst between, say, the ages of eleven and seventeen. Life at that age revolves far more around popularity than before or after.

—from Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, a book by Paul Graham

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Leaders

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Rank Username WPM Accuracy Date
20324. Ali (alowee) 54.56 93% 2017-11-05
20325. Sy Pm (sylpms) 54.56 93% 2013-02-09
20326. Rexie Cando (lmaoxxboo) 54.55 96% 2021-01-28
20327. gline (dawf231) 54.55 95% 2021-01-31
20328. ihateskiprace (ihateskiprace) 54.55 2010-09-11
20329. Lawrence (drlawc2) 54.55 89% 2014-06-19
20330. tabish ansari (tbsansari) 54.55 89% 2017-05-26
20331. BonG-YaB sean (seannsen) 54.55 88% 2013-04-08
20332. kaneki ken (8manno1) 54.55 96% 2018-11-11
20333. Paul Martin (paulm_drive) 54.54 98% 2016-01-29
20334. Angelo Sta Ana (angelostaana) 54.54 92% 2016-10-06
20335. lotte (lotte) 54.53 2009-02-04
20336. Liam Caddy (cadillac112) 54.52 96% 2016-02-21
20337. Taylor Tseng (taystyle124) 54.52 94% 2013-10-13
20338. roland (herolando) 54.52 93% 2015-12-17
20339. breakpoint (breakpoint) 54.52 95% 2014-03-10
20340. Khaled Ballous (ballous) 54.51 95% 2020-03-27
20341. Antho Chang (anthoshark101) 54.51 96% 2020-11-10
20342. robot (robot_wang) 54.51 96% 2019-12-10
20343. Janetain (janetain) 54.51 94% 2016-12-29
20344. jay bones (anaclagon) 54.51 2010-04-04
20345. Aashil (aashil) 54.50 93% 2016-05-01
20346. Redon (redon1998) 54.50 95% 2021-02-25
20347. Justin (troypolamalu43) 54.50 87% 2013-03-19
20348. Cyrus (cyrus19) 54.50 95% 2020-12-30
20349. Nguyen Cong (nguyencong) 54.50 2010-11-04
20350. Oskars Priede (gopexus) 54.49 94% 2014-05-25
20351. Timothy Phouthavong (ttphout) 54.49 93% 2016-04-22
20352. tanloc luong (talo050291) 54.49 97% 2013-08-15
20353. Arsh Kashyap (piratexx) 54.48 94% 2020-12-09

Universes

Universe Races Average WPM First Race
Default (English) 91,591 74.48 August 8, 2008
Instant Death Mode 68 80.95 May 25, 2010
Riverside Middle School 9 59.66 January 27, 2011
##typeracer 4 56.31 February 2, 2021