Back in March of this year, Guiness opened up their big book o’ World Records to anyone willing to claim that they were the fastest touchscreen texter on the block. The first contender to step up to the plate was a gent named Franklin Page, who used Swype’s slide-to-type tech to blast out Guiness’ headache-inducing pre-set sentence in just 35.54 seconds. Surely by no coincidence, Page was a Swype employee.
Five months later, someone else has come forward for their shot at the
heavyweight belt fancy plaque.
Aaaand sure enough, the record has a new owner. 27-year old Melissa Thompson — who, like Page, used Swype — was able to crank out the same pre-set sentence in just 25.94 seconds.
With a gap of 9.6 seconds (that’s around 28% faster), it seems like there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Think you’ve got the finger finesse to beat the clock? Find the test sentence below and get to practicing. (I couldn’t break 45 seconds on my iPhone. No world record for me, I suppose.)
The test sentence:
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