stuff I like a lot – world record texting phrase

22 Jun

There’s just something inherently fun about the fact that the following is the official phrase the Guinness Book of World Records uses to measure quickest texting records:

“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”

Not much else to say, really…it’s just such a wonderful non-sequitir, it can’t be the only phrase someone could come up with that’s exactly the maximum length of the SMS protocol. Somebody consciously chose this, and that person might possibly be my hero. The only thing that would make it better would be the incorporation of “skeletonize a cow” somehow.

Just for kicks, I timed myself entering this text on my Samsung Gravity2 just now – 2 minutes, 40 seconds. A far cry from the world record of 35.54 seconds, but more important to me, done with no typographical errors. Not bad for a one-off.

If the spirit moves you, and you have a couple of minutes to give this a quick whack, feel free to share your time below.

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