Speedy fingers earn factory worker big bucks

A British factory worker who managed to send a complicated 25-word SMS on his cellphone in just 48 seconds has gained entry into the Guinness Book of Records, it was announced on Tuesday.

Scotsman Craig Crosbie (24) earned the crown for being the world’s fastest SMSer during a competition in London, beating previous world-record holder James Trusler by 19 seconds.

Crosbie defeated 11 other finalists in his bid for the world title, which came with a cash prize of £50 000.

The phrase he had to SMS 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.”

Crosbie, who sends on average 75 SMSes a day, said he plans to spend some of his winnings on a luxury holiday with his girlfriend.—Sapa-DPA


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