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Celebrate National Brain Training Day With Lumosity

Today, October 13, is National Train Your Brain Day here in the US. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite user achievements from the past nine years.

So far in 2016 alone, we know our members have played over 650,000,000 Lumosity games, and your favorite games are Train of Thought and Trouble Brewing. We often receive questions on Facebook and Twitter asking about the highest scores on these games. After looking into the data, we found that players in the 99th percentile for Train of Thought get at least 65 trains correct. For Trouble Brewing, it’s 72 correct coffee orders.

Word Bubbles is another popular game. Training verbal fluency, Word Bubbles provides players with a stem and asks them to think of as many words beginning with the stem as possible. So, for instance, if you’re given “fl” as a starting point, you might submit “flake,” “flame,” “flies,” and “flick.” For added difficulty, though, the game also asks players to consider word length -- if you get three words each of words under three letters long, four letters, five letters, and so on until 10+ letters, the better you’ll score. The longest word ever submitted in a game of Word Bubbles? Floccinaucinihilipilification.

With 29 letters, floccinaucinihilipilification is the third longest word in the English language. Floccinaucinihilipilification is a noun meaning “the estimation of something as valueless,” and Dictionary.com notes that it is “encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language.” When we last checked back in 2013, the longest word submitted in Word Bubbles was antidisestablishmentarianism -- just 28 letters.

On the subject of things that are long, the longest current Lumosity streak is 2,381 days. That means this member has played at least one Lumosity game every day for 2,381 days in a row -- that’s around six and a half years of daily Lumosity training! The second longest current streak is 2,187 days, while the third is 2,155 days.

Six and a half years ago, Lumosity was still in its infancy. At the time, we had under 3 million members and were only available on the web at www.lumosity.com. Today, we’ve grown to include over 70 million members around the world -- we have members living everywhere from the Vatican City to Antarctica -- and are available at lumosity.com and on iOS and Android, so you can celebrate National Train Your Brain Day however works best for your lifestyle. Maybe one of you will even play Word Bubbles today and submit the second longest word in the English language: Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism.

 

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