7 Mind-Blowing Facts About Reading!

There are many facts and statistics available not only about the pros of reading but also about other interesting aspects.

I’m listing seven of the most interesting facts that I found about reading. They are not listed in any specific order.

1. Researchers at Kingston University in London have found that regular reading makes you kinder and more empathetic.

2. An education professor, Anne E. Cunningham wrote a research paper where she explained that reading frequently does actually make you smarter.

3. Books have their own smell and for many readers, the smell of the books they read is just as important as the content of the book. There is actually a word for this – bibliosmia.

4. According to the reading list of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), thirty-three percent of American fourth-graders read below the “basic” level on the NAEP national reading test.

5. In 1990 “The Guinness World Record Book” recognized Howard Berg for his ability to read more than 25,000 words per minute.

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