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Mariel Aragon aged 12, of Los Angeles, who now can read between 5, 000 and 6

Mariel Aragon aged 12, of Los Angeles, who now can read between 5, 000 and 6


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Mariel Aragon aged 12, of Los Angeles, who now can read between 5, 000 and 6

Mariel Aragon aged 12, of Los Angeles, who now can read between 5, 000 and 6, 000 word a minute (updated for original story). Books represent what Mariel can read in 8 hours a day in a five day week, as agreed by the University of Southern California Library Representative. The books as the Encylopaedia Britannica, words would be approx 11 million. Mariel Aragon with her books. The Encylodaedia Britannica. May 1978 78-2534

Media ID 21316999

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1978


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Meet Mariel Aragon, a remarkable 12-year-old from Los Angeles who possesses an extraordinary reading ability. With her incredible talent, Mariel can effortlessly read between 5, 000 and 6, 000 words per minute—an astonishing feat that has left many in awe. In this print captured in May 1978 by Mirrorpix, we see Mariel surrounded by stacks of books representing what she can devour within just eight hours a day over the course of five days. As confirmed by the University of Southern California Library Representative, these books include none other than the renowned Encyclopaedia Britannica—a collection containing approximately 11 million words. Mariel's insatiable thirst for knowledge and unwavering dedication to learning have propelled her into a league of her own. Her voracious appetite for reading sets her apart as an intellectual force beyond her years. This image serves as a testament to Mariel's exceptional abilities and serves as an inspiration to all those who witness it. It reminds us that with determination and passion, one can achieve unimaginable heights even at such a tender age. As we delve into this snapshot from the past—transporting ourselves back to the vibrant era of the 1970s—we are reminded that true brilliance knows no bounds or limitations. Let us celebrate Mariel Aragon's remarkable journey towards enlightenment through literature.

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