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Break these World Records on your phone

20th Nov 18

Phumela Dayimani
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Maybe you don't possess the natural ability to break the world record in athletics, and you probably don’t have extreme physical features that would allow you to claim the title for something like 'World’s longest nose' but guess what? You can break records with your smartphone! 17 November is Guinness World Records Day, so it's the perfect opportunity to try and get your name in the record books! Here are some options. 

Fastest texting on a smartphone

The Guinness World Record for fastest text message was set by a 17-year-old Brazilian boy who typed a 25-word message in just 17 seconds.

Marcel Fernandes Filho broke the record for the fastest time to type a text message on a touchscreen mobile phone in November 2014 after typing the standard Guinness World Records texting passage on an iPhone 6s in 17 seconds. He used a special Fleksy keyboard layout. 

If you want to practise for your attempt, the message you have to type is: 

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.

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