Mohammed Khurshid Hussain, who already holds the Guinness world record for typing the English language alphabet in the quickest time on a keyboard using his fingers, attempted to break the record for typing a sentence in the shortest time with his nose, in Hyderabad, India on Thursday.
It was Mr Hussain’s second attempt to break the world record for typing the sentence ‘Guinness world records have challenged me to type this sentence using my nose in the fastest time.’, with his nose.
The record had been held by another Indian man, Neeta, who achieved the feat in one minute and 33 seconds in Dubai on November 16, 2008. Mr Hussain’s clock stopped at 48.62 seconds when he finished typing the sentence with his nose, smashing the previous world record.
“If you want to set a record, every millisecond counts. This time I typed with one eye closed, as it is difficult otherwise to locate the keys. This is my second attempt to break the record. Earlier last month, I typed the sentence with my nose in 53.44 seconds, (video), for which I am yet to receive the certificate,” he said.
Mr Hussain, 22, currently holds the world record for typing A to Z on a keyboard in 3.43 seconds, which was achieved on February 2, 2012.