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Pakistani man bags record of world fastest texter

The Guinness World Records bestow a Pakistani man as the fastest person to type a text message.

Abdul Basit, a mental-calculations and memory trainer at an American institute, achieved the world record by typing a two-sentence long text message within 17.5 seconds on May 22 in Dubai.

Previously the record was held by Marcel Fernandes, a 16-year-old from Brazil, who typed out a 25-word paragraph in 18.19 seconds, on April 25.

The paragraph both record-holders had to write, was:

“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.”

Previously, in December, Basit also created a Guinness World Record for being the fastest person to identify all the elements in the periodic table, in 3 minutes and 9.29 seconds.

“I just do it to tell my students that if they have some target or a goal in life, and they are determined to achieve it, no one can stop them,” said Basit.