Fastest Texter Guinness World Record 2017 Update: A Pakistani mental-genius Abdul Basit has set a new world record by setting the Fastest Texter Guinness World Record 2017. Besides this Abdul Basit also got the Guinnes World Recrod of fastest time to identify all the elements in the periodic table.
A memory-genius and a very humble person by nature, Abdul Basit currently resides in Dubai. He holds a B.A. degree from Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan, and is an MBA (MIS) from IBA, Karachi. He is married, has three kids, and earns his living as a mental-calculations and memory trainer at an American institute.
Abul Basit told ProPakistani, back when he attempted his first record.
“In mental calculations, I am not anything like a genius but from my childhood, I was pretty good at it.”
“I touched pretty much every field, science, commerce, arts. But the subjects with numbers, I liked the most.”
In December 2016, Abdul Basit achieved his first Guinness World Record — he managed to identify all the elements of the periodic table in 3 minutes and 9.29 seconds.
He said that:
“I planned to break a new world record in a different category every 6 months!”
Fastest Time to Type a Text Message on a Mobile Phone Using Swype Technology
True to his word, he has managed to score another world record, recognized by the renowned Guinness World Records. Yes, texting may be the main form of communication for millennials, but this respectable gentleman has beaten them in their own game.
He is now officially the Fastest Texter Guinness World Record 2017 fastest person to type a text message on a mobile phone using Swype technology. If you don’t know what Swype is, its an onscreen keyboard app that lets you type on a touch keyboard using gestures — gliding your finger across the screen from one letter to another to make up a word.
Just like last time, his main motivation for attempting the record was, like it says on the record’s page, to inspire his students.
“I just do it to tell my students that if they have some target or a goal in life, and they are determined to achieve it, no one can stop them.”
When asked about how he practiced for the event, he said that he doesn’t get much time due to his tough teaching schedule. Usually, he spent just 15 minutes on a daily basis to practice for the record. That time also includes the few seconds he managed to utilize every time his car was at a red signal.
As you can see in the video above, Abdul Basit managed to type the whole text in 17.5 seconds. For better visibility, here is the full content of the text he was asked to type:
“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.”
Abdul Basit is determined to continue breaking records. His next goal is to memorize the most decimal places of Euler’s number, an irrational number that is considered to be very important in the field of Mathematics.
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