New Delhi: Vinod Kumar Chaudhary spends his days at Jawaharlal Nehru University punching numbers, yet few people are aware that this quiet, yet brilliant guy holds nine Guinness World Records.
Chaudhary, a 41-year-old computer operator at JNU’s School of Environmental Sciences (SES), set his most recent record during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown last year.
The records set by Chaudhary, from quickest typing with his nose in 2014 to fastest typing blindfolded and fastest typing with a mouth stick, adorn the walls of a computer centre he runs at home for underprivileged and disabled children.
“Speed has always fascinated me. I used to be quite excited about sports as a kid, but owing to health difficulties, I was unable to continue doing so as an adult. Then, on the computer, I developed a similar craving for speed. In 2014, I set a new record by typing 103 characters in 46.30 seconds using only my nose”, according to the Chaudhary.
When I received my certificate for the record, it gave me with a new level of enthusiasm, and I began practising for additional similar records. I spent a year practising and and I made two records in 2016, Chaudhary added.
In 2016, he set a new record for fastest typing blindfolded of all alphabets in 6.71 seconds, followed by a new record for fastest typing in 6.09 seconds.
Chaudhary, a sociology master’s degree holder set a world record in 2017 by typing all alphabets in 18.65 seconds while holding a stick in his mouth.
In 2018, he broke his own record by completing the feat in 17.69 seconds and then 17.01 seconds in 2019.
In 2019, Chaudhary set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest typing with one finger, punching all alphabets in 29.53 seconds.
“My goal is to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 19 entries in the Guinness Book of World Records. I’m always on the lookout for fresh ideas and preparing for them, “he added.
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