Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most points scored in a professional basketball game, Tom Brady and Randy Moss set an NFL single-season record in 2007 for most touchdown passes between a passer and a receiver (23), Joe DiMaggios's 56-game hitting streak may never be broken, and 27-year-old Pedro Matias just set a Guinness new World Record for texting by typing a 264-character text in one-second shy of two minutes.
Lest your sarcasm meter is busted, we don't really believe Matias belongs in the same echelon as some of the world's greatest athletes, but with nimble thumbs (and probably very little face-to-face interaction) Matias was able to hone his text messaging skills and shatter the previous record by 23 seconds.
"I did practice a lot and I always thought that this was my thing. For me, to have a record in the Guinness is a great thing," an elated Matias said after the event.
The feat came during the LG Mobile World Cup Championship (yup, such a thing exists) at Gotham Hall in New York City. And while we don't want to take anything away from Matias' accomplishment, it should be noted that he used a QWERTY phone. That'sprobably the same that was used to set the previous record, and while we could look it up, let's be honest, does anyone really care? We didn't think so.
As for the actual Cup Championship, the team from Korea won the $100,000 prize, while USA came in second and took home $20,000.