New SMS world record: No predictive text needed

New SMS world record: No predictive text needed


People get into the Guinness Book of World Records for any multitude of reasons. Some grow the longest fingernails, others gather as many people as they can in a single place and get them to hula hoop like there’s no tomorrow. Ang Chuang Yang of Singapore got into the books by being the fastest text messager on the planet, typing out a 160 character SMS in just 41.52 seconds. That is nearly 3/4 second faster than the old record (42.22).

Naturally, predictive text was turned off for this feat (cheaters never prosper). As a result, his calculated speed was an incredible 3.8 characters per second. What’s more, Yang is just 16 years old.

Think you can do him one better? Try out this Guinness approved 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.