The joke is that there is now a Guinness World Record for everything. If you can do it, they can give you a certificate. And after hearing about this new record, I think that the joke might have some validity.
A 15-year-old boy from Georgia (the country, not the state) has broken a Guinness World Record for the fastest typing on an iPad. I know what you are thinking, and yes, I am surprised that the new record holder is not a 13-year-old girl as well.
All kidding aside, Eduard Saakashvili’s test of speed was to see how fast he could type the American alphabet on the iPad’s qwerty touch keyboard. He was given three tries but needed only one to break the record. He typed the alphabet in 5.26 seconds, besting the previous record holder by 1.05 seconds. Somewhere in Britain, Charlie Joseph McDonnell is furious.
Eduard Saakashvili isn’t just any Georgian teen, but he is the son of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
According to the Guinness World Record blog, Eduard prepared for months to break the record.
“Our whole family has been nervous. I am a very proud mummy today,” said the President wife, Sandra Roelofs. She was on hand at the Batumi resort on the Black Sea when her son broke the record.
Check out a video of the event below. He breaks the record in the first 30 seconds –
This feat got me thinking about other unusual Guinness World records and boy are there some strange ones. An Italian man holds the record for most books typed backwards on blank keyboards without looking at the screen. He typed 68 whole books that way, in their original language.
I bet he couldn’t have done it on an iPad.