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article imageMan spends 15 years typing numbers from one to one million - in letters

By Chris V. Thangham     Aug 21, 2007 in Entertainment
Les Stewart spent 15 years from 1983 to 1998 typing out numbers from one to one million in letters. His effort has led to a Guinness Book of World Records entry and also in Odde.com as the third most bizarre world record of all time.
Les Stewart from Mudjimba, Australia started typing numbers because he just wanted something to do and be noted in Guinness Book of World Records. Initially he started typing numbers in numerals in 1983 but he finished it very quickly, so he decided instead to try the same only in letters.
He typed for 20 minutes for every hour is awake, he kept doing it until he finished it in the year 1998.
Oddee, a website which tracks weird happenings around the world, cited Les Stewart’s typing record as the third most bizarre world record of all time. Since then he has become popular, gained fame as well as notoriety.
Guinness Book of World Records is also planning to publish his name in the new edition about this typing record in the next few months.
Les Stewart typed about 19,890 pages to fill the numbers in letters, though he has just the first and last pages in file, he has thrown away the rest. But he did this after filing the Guinness Book of World Records.
Les name is already in the Guinness Book of World Records for putting the most number of stamps on a single envelope, 3400 in total. He said he will try to attempt more records soon.
I got my first world record in 1983 for typing, which is nearly 25 years ago, and not many Australians have done that,” he said.
“I’m a bit of a one of a kind.”
I think it is just a waste of time and life to spend 15 years doing a thing that has no relevance or importance for anyone including him. What do you think about this record?
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