Brazilian Teen Breaks His Own Speed-Texting World Record


This Brazilian teen is all thumbs, as in, really quick thumbs. Marcel Fernandes Filho brook his own Guinness World Record for being the fastest person to type a text message on a mobile device for typing 25 words in 17 seconds. Read more and watch the video on Huff’Post:

Guinness said that Filho, who used a Fleksy keyboard app on an iPhone 6 Plus, typed the following in 17 seconds without any errors:

“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.”

And you thought you were good when you could write something like “ru at concrt?” while sipping a soda.

Filho reset the record Nov. 7 in Brooklyn, New York.

Last spring, he banged out the same phrase in 18.19 seconds.

A college student majoring in physics, Filho told CNN after his previous effort that despite his texting proficiency, he has his priorities straight. “I don’t consider myself addicted to using smartphones, as I don’t spend all day using them,” he said.

Anyway, congratulations to the best in text.


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