The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized a 16-year-old from Brazil as the world’s fastest texter.
Marcel Fernandes typed a 25-word pre-selected paragraph into his touchscreen phone in 18.19 seconds, just enough to break the record of 18.44 seconds set in January. And that phrase was no easy task, either.
Here’s the text of the text:
The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.
Fernandes says he broke a glitchy desktop monitor with a hammer a few years back (okay...) and had to do all his computing on a smartphone. That’s how he got so good at texting. In case you were wondering.
It’s about as impressive as most other Guinness World Records, but you can’t really say Fernandes’s talent was brought on by having too much time on his hands.
A really fast texter with the user name Marcel Fernandes posted this video on YouTube last year, so we can probably assume it shows the new champ practicing.