Italian man sets Guinness World Record by creating 'mirror typing' books in ancient languages

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According to a report by Guinness World Records (GWR), an Italian man, Michele Santaglia has created a world record by typing copies of 81 books backwards, which is called 'mirror writing'.

An overview of the news

  • Santaglia types books using four completely blank keyboards without looking backwards.

  • He types each book in its original language whether it be hieroglyphs, Old Hebrew, Traditional Chinese, Mayan, Etruscan, Cuneiform or Voynich glyphs.

  • He reverse-typed the Bible, the Code of Hammurabi, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Book of the Dead from ancient Egypt, the writings of Leonardo da Vinci.

  • He is able to type using 16 computer keyboards simultaneously located at different heights.

  • He credits Leonardo da Vinci who inspired him to do mirror typing.

  • Santaglia has given several books to various world figures over the years, including former US Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama, Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, and former Italian Presidents Carlo Ciampi and Giorgio Napolitano.

  • Also, he has compiled all the four Indian Vedas in a single book by reverse typing.

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