If you think you can send an sms text message fast, how about doing 160 characters in less than 42 seconds.
Well, in Singapore, a sixteen-year-old by the name of Ang Chuang Yang did it it 41.52 seconds, beating the Guinness World Record previously held by American Ben Cook, whose record was a mere 42.22 seconds.
The Singaporean student was part of the competition organised by Singapore Telecommunications, to break the SMS (short message service) world record which was won last July by the now ousted American.
Ang, who said that the trick was about using a cellphone with large keys boasted that he’s try for en even speedier 39 seconds next year.
If you’re curious to know (and possibly practice?) what the 160 character sms message provided by the Guinness World Records said, this was it:
“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.”
Hmmm. That would probably take me at least 5 minutes!!