Violinst Ben Lee has gained the title after playing Flight of the Bumblebee at 15 notes per second.
The accolade was awarded as part of the series "Superhuman Showdown" which attempted to find the fastest human being alive across a wide range of different skills and abilities. Several competitors were tested within a controlled environment including Ben, a base jumping champion and a man who could fire eight rounds at four targets within just over one second. Other competitors involved included a man who could perform 135 head spins in a minute and speed eater Pete Czerwinski who could eat a whole 12-inch pizza within the space of 34 seconds.
In the end however nobody could beat the superhuman speed of Ben Lee's violin playing. Able to play Flight of the Bumblebee in just 58 seconds, Ben has insured his fingers for the sum of £3 million.
"Violinist Ben Lee, who can play Flight of the Bumblebee at an average of 15 notes per second, is declared the quickest human on the planet."
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