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A New Record for...Phone Text Messaging?

Forget the world's oldest man. Never mind the largest number of hot dogs consumed in one sitting. There's a new world's record to beaten, ladies and gentlemen. A Singapore student has grabbed the honor of being the fastest mobile phone text messenger, after feverishly typing a 26 word message into her phone in 43.66 seconds.

Contestants had 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."

Using the phone's predictive text function - that guesses words as letters are typed in - was prohibited, and marks for punctuation counted too.

So grab your cell phones, start your clocks and try typing the Gettysburg Address in 56 seconds.