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  1. #1
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    Message man: Teen text-messaging king

    Ben Cook's fingers can communicate at warp speed. Cook, 17, used his cellular phone key pads to type a string of words with 160 characters in 57.75 seconds Tuesday, bidding to become the world's text-messaging king.

    The message 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."

    Cook competed against a friend, Dave Stoddard, and others in a televised text-off. Cook improved on his early performances, which took him about four minutes to type out the standard Guinness World Record sentences.

    "I just have fast thumbs, I guess." Cook said. "I'm just always texting. My parents are always on my case about not taking (the phone) to church."


    http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/pte....ap/index.html

  2. #2
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    I'm so happy to know that this is an honored skill.

  3. #3
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    Personally, I'll take competitive eating over text messaging any day. Or maybe they could be combined in a biathalon, where contestants are required to do both events in succession.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.