by Kirsten Howard
New Delhi's Vinod Kumar Chaudhary has smashed the Guinness World Record for “fastest time to type a prescribed 103 character text on a keyboard using the nose” by pecking out "Guinness World Records have challenged me to type this sentence using my nose in the fastest time" in 46.3 seconds.
Chaudhary beat the previous record of 47.44 seconds (which was set by Mohammed Khursheed Hussain, who typed the same sentence with his nose) on December 22, 2014, but Guinness has only recently verified his achievement.
"Typing is my profession as well as passion, which inspired me to try something different and outstanding," said Chaudhary, who practices his craft for at least four hours each day. "I have always wanted to do something innovative and do my best in all competitions; this gave me the strength the break the record of fastest typing with nose."
The Guinness team released details of Chaudhary’s success in their weekly Spotlight video, which features a cornucopia of snout-based records. The olfactory virtuoso faced some serious competition amongst other master-beaks, whose accomplishments ranged from “largest bubble gum bubble blown with the nose” to “tallest object balanced on the nose."
You can watch all of those records being set—including Chaudhary’s own victory—in the official Spotlight video below.