A world champion typist has set a new speed record – with his nose.
Mohammed Khurshid Hussain, 23, wrote a 103-character sentence in just 47 seconds after practicing his technique for six hours a day, the International Business Times reported.
If confirmed it will smash the previous time of a minute and 33 seconds, set in Dubai in 2008 by an Indian man who used his nose to write the same sentence: ‘Guinness World Records has challenged me to to type this sentence using my nose in the fastest time.’
It took Mr Hussain, from the southern city of Hyderabad, months of training to break through the 53-second barrier after reaching it at least twice.
During his attempts the hobbyist, his hands tied behind his back, was surrounded by crowds of fans with stopwatches and an extra-large monitor attached to the keyboard.
Videos and ecstatic press conferences after the attempts have been posted on his Youtube feed.
Mr Hussain already holds the Guinness World Record for typing the entire English alphabet – although that feat was achieved with his fingers.
He achieved a time of 3.43 seconds during the challenge in February 2012, which was held in front of several journalists in a public event his home city.
He told the International Business Times: ‘If you want to set a record, every millisecond counts. I typed with one eye closed, as it is difficult otherwise to locate the keys.’
It is far from the most bizarre typing feat to be recorded by Guinness.