Aussie wins text crown
AN Aussie teenager has been formally recognised by Guinness World Records as the fastest texter on the planet.
After winning $ 10,000 and the chance to compete in the LG World Cup in New York in late January, Cheong Kit Au, 16, w h i p p e d t h r o u g h a 264-character text in one minute and 17.03 seconds – smashing the previous world record by a stunning 43 seconds for typing on a qwerty-style keypad.
Cheong picked up $ 3000 bonus for that.
The talented student from Melbourne High is al s o at home t exti ng blindfolded, backwards and holding the phone upside down.
But there is no need for training, given Cheong sends up to 200 text messages a day.