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Woman shatters text-messaging speed record

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Update: 2010-08-26 00:34:36
Woman shatters text-messaging speed record

25.94 seconds. That`s how much time it took Melissa Thompson of Salford, England, to type a complex sentence on a Samsung Galaxy S, which makes her the new Guinness World Record holder for fastest typing on a phone.

The sentence for this particular record, as determined by Guinness, reads as follows: "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."

Before Thompson, Franklin Page of Seattle held the record, having typed the above sentence in 35.54 seconds earlier this year.

Interestingly enough, Melissa claims she`s out of shape as far as texting goes. She used to send a lot of text messages to her boyfriend Chris -- 40 or 50 per day day, she says -- but after they moved in together she hasn`t been texting as much.

But when Samsung invited her to have a go at breaking the world record, it turned out her fingers were in better shape than she thought; she texted faster than anyone else and by a large margin.

The new world record still awaits official approval from Guinness, but if it turns out to be legitimate, the title of the world`s fastest texter will move from the U.S. to England.

BDST: 1945 HRS, 26 August 2010

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