15 amazing tech feats and world records

Not to be outdone by athletes at this summer's Olympic games, techies have been setting some world records of their own of late.

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Texting record


Melissa Thompson was walking through a mall in England in 2010 where Samsung had a competition set up to see how fast participants could type a phrase. Thompson gave it a go, and set a world record. Making the impromptu record even more impressive is the phrase she typed -- "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” -- in 25.94 seconds. That crushed the previous record by more than 9 seconds.

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