Thumbs-up for text message champion
March 23, 2005
London - A British factory worker who managed to send a complicated
25-word text message on his cellphone in just 48 seconds has gained
entry into the Guinness Book of Records.
Scotsman Craig Crosbie (24) earned the crown for being the world's
fastest texter during a competition in London, beating previous record
holder James Trusler by 19 seconds and earning a prize of £50 000
(about R580 000), some of which he will spend on a holiday.
The phrase he had to text 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."