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18.19 seconds.

That's how fast teen Marcel Fernandes Filho from Brazil typed the following message on a smartphone, setting a new Guinness World Record for fastest texter.

The 25-word message Filho had to type was: "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."

Filho had to use perfect spelling, capitalization and punctuation.

He edged out the previous record-holder, another teen who texted that message in 18.44 seconds.

Filho broke the record on April 25 texting on a Samsung Galaxy S4 with the Fleksy keyboard application, according to Guinness World Records.

Fleksy flew Filho to New York City to break the record, according to Ioannis Verdelis, founder of the company, in an e-mail to USA TODAY Network.

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