Fast-Texting Tournament: A Thing for Teens to Win

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A teen won a Guinness World Record for fastest texting, just like the teens before him — and like the teens who will come after him — for this is their fight, their medal to seize, their victory to claim, their dazzling moment in the eyes of history. 

Marcel Fernandes Filho is from Brazil, and he typed this exact 25-word message in 18.19 seconds. 

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.

Texting that message quickly seems like a real fun way to learn about the genera Serrasalmus.