Top typing facts
From the word’s fastest typist to the shortest space bar, here are some of our top typing facts.
- Typing Day is held on January 8 every year as one week after New Year is a good time to think through and write down plans for the year
- The layout of the QWERTY keyboard was originally designed to slow people down so that the hammers on the typewriter would not jam.
- On your keyboard, the longest word that you can type using only the top row is typewriter.
- The only country whose name can be typed on one row of a keyboard is Peru. The only US state is Alaska.
- Studies have shown that a keyboard will be dirtier than your average toilet.
- In the First World War, the word typewriter was used as army slang for a machine gun.
- Almost all keyboards will have bumps on the F and J keys. These bumps are really useful when it comes to centering yourself when you learn touch typing.
- The shortest space bar is found in Japan as extra space is required on the keyboard for additional characters.
- The world record for typing the English alphabet from A to Z is 1.8 seconds.
World Record For Fastest Typing: A to Z in 1.8 Seconds! -By Shrey Bhatnagar – Bing video
- World’s fastest typist, English language. As of 2005, the title belongs to Barbara Blackburn who managed to hit a peak of 216 wpm on a Dvorak keyboard.
Do you know any fascinating typing facts? How fast can you type A to Z? For more information on touch typing, see Touch Type Tutor | Online Typing Courses | Best Online Touch Typing Course (touchtypeit.co.uk)