Himalayan News Service

London, March 23:

The nimble fingers of a British factory worker have taken him into the Guinness Book of Records for being the fastest to type out messages on his mobile. Craig Crosbie, 24, from Dumfries, Scotland, was crowned the fastest texter in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, Xinhua reports.

Crosbie, who completed a complicated 25-word text in just 48 seconds, said practice was the key to his success.

The 160-character message he typed out read, “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.”

Crosbie said he started texting at the age of 16 and now sends about 75 messages a day. He beat the previous record holder, James Trusler, by 19 seconds. Crosbie made the bid during a competition held here to find Britain’s fastest texter. The speed, time and accuracy of each attempt was monitored using special equipment.