These haven't been a great couple of months for Mr. Ben Cook of Utah. Just weeks after the then-world's fastest text messager got shown up by some newfangled voice recognition system, a 16 year old from Singapore has stripped him of his geekalicious title -- pending verification by the Guinness Book of World Records, of course. To accomplish the feat, Ang Chuang Yang banged out the same 160-character nonsense as Ben Cook had to (as did several others before them), but managed to do it a solid 0.7 seconds faster with a total time of 41.52 seconds. Even more impressive, in order to be official the feat has to be accomplished without predictive text enabled, and to top it all off, Ang apparently chose some crappy Nokia to make it all happen. Our hats go off to you, sir.

[Via textually.org]

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Singaporean yoinks fastest text messager crown