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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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Rank Username WPM Accuracy Date
9. chillin (slekap) 179.28 98% 2021-03-02
10. . (hurst) 177.76 92% 2011-08-24
11. Volhosis (v... 177.42 99% 2019-09-12
12. Ibexus - 10000 :) (ibexus) 176.70 100% 2021-11-27
13. totally retired! (turtleofs... 176.57 99% 2021-06-14
14. r (deroche1) 175.48 99% 2020-12-29
15. Kathy (florentine) 175.04 96% 2017-04-27
16. blaqshaq (blaqshaq) 174.41 99% 2021-09-06
17. Ⅴielle (arc_sec) 173.87 98% 2021-05-04
18. Fyda (fyda) 173.76 99% 2015-01-23
19. (alpha_panda) 173.73 99% 2019-11-30
20. drifts (wordracer888) 172.44 100% 2018-12-04
21. Andrei Cristescu (_son_) 172.28 99% 2020-12-31
22. idiot292305923 (iamslow103) 170.77 100% 2020-12-15
23. angelo (angeio) 170.75 99% 2019-03-30
24. Shoemaker-Levy 9 (atthetop) 170.48 99% 2020-09-15
25. Noah (licahfox) 170.45 2009-03-08
26. Rrraptor (lalabird8) 170.38 98% 2020-05-22
27. Leonidas (awsomaw) 170.16 99% 2018-09-27
28. Nash (han1999) 170.03 98% 2017-05-30
29. Jesse Garcia (jessegarcia) 169.49 100% 2018-08-20
30. drunk (firewolfrain) 169.45 100% 2020-03-28
31. warble meep (precariousgray) 168.87 100% 2013-03-05
32. bailey you LEGEND (mako640) 168.69 99% 2018-12-29
33. Alex Zhu (00zhero00) 168.28 98% 2013-08-29
34. wrm (languidness) 167.92 98% 2015-08-19
35. Rest in peace (michaeltrayv... 166.98 99% 2020-11-22
36. Hikaru TANIGUCHI (tanigon) 166.63 100% 2014-07-11
37. Byron Bernstein (2reckful) 166.10 100% 2018-08-01
38. taran (slowaccount) 166.08 99% 2019-09-13

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Universe Races Average WPM First Race
Default (English) 95,589 74.57 August 8, 2008
Instant Death Mode 80 81.52 May 25, 2010
Riverside Middle School 9 59.66 January 27, 2011
##typeracer 4 56.31 February 2, 2021