Friday, November 18, 2005

Fast Fingers

Girl Wins $5,000 For Text-Messaging Speed.
Attempt To Set World Record Falls Short.

An Ohio girl won $5,000 this week by typing out a 160-character text message on a cell phone in two minutes, 23 seconds.
Troy Field, 17, had hoped to set a world record with her flying fingers, but fell short of the goal set by competition sponsor Alltel. A woman in Singapore holds the record at 43 seconds.
For the competition, the five finalists in the contest had to tap out:

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.

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