On Saturday, November 4th, the 26 time Guinness World Record setter will attempt to make it 28.
It’ll be at the Boise High School track from 10 AM to ~ 2:30 PM. Come cheer me on and/or walk and jog with me. I may cover up to 80 laps… and while I don’t get bored easily, it’s still 80 laps around a track.
I’m going for a two for one Guinness World Record attempt. The first is “furthest distance traveled on foot balancing a pool cue on a finger” and the second is “longest time to balance a pool cue on a finger”. The current records are 7.9 miles and 4 hours 7 minutes respectively. The cue must be balanced on a single finger the entire time and must not fall off, touch another part of the body, or any other object. You may see I’m doing them at the same time and wonder if it’s easier to balance a cue on a finger while moving. Is it easier to drink hot coffee while running? You may get to where you’re going faster but that doesn’t make it easier.
For my 26th Guinness World Record, I revisit my 2nd. In February of 2016, I set the Guinness mark for 370 catches in 1 minute. Last year Michael Ferreri beat it with a run of 388 catches in a minute (which is published right above me in the 2018 print edition of the book).
Tomorrow I will attempt to reclaim title to “World’s Fastest 5 ball Juggler” by attempting to reset the Guinness World Record for most catches in 1 minute (5 balls).
It will be in front of a live audience of 500 people at the Barcoding conference held at the Baltimore Raven’s Stadium at 12:30 PM ET on Oct 12. Earlier in the day, I’m going to be demystifying 5G (or possibly re-mystifying it) with an hour-long presentation about what it is, when it’s coming, and how they should prepare for it.
When I first found this record, the mark was 330 catches in 1 minute, or 5.5 catches per second meaning all 5 balls were caught and thrown every second plus more. In February of 2016, I broke the record with 370 catches in 1 minute for just over 6 catches a second.
It took 2 years but I just broke my 25th Guinness World Record. I had no idea I was going to set 25 Guinness World Records, and frankly, I didn’t even know it was possible. But having a growth mindset, the kind described by Stanford Psychologist Carol Dweck, and working hard led me to reach this milestone with no immediate end or hard limits in sight.
This was the shortest one yet clocking in at a crisp 1.37 seconds more than halving the previous record of 2.97 seconds for popping 3 balloons with no hands while blindfolded.
I have a few reflections in the video below. I also love how some frames capture a balloon in mid-pop so it looks like a ghost.
Yesterday I balanced a chainsaw on my chin, today I balanced a chainsaw in my forehead, tomorrow I will attempt to pop balloons while blindfolded. 3 Guinness World Records in 3 days.
Today I had to balance a chainsaw on my forehead for over 3 minutes to set the initial mark for this Guinness World Record. I didn’t create this record, but whoever did wasn’t able to make it 3 minutes so there was no current record holder.
I was able to make it 5 minutes 1 second despite the fact that I could not see the top of the chainsaw to see when it was tipping (see the video for explanation).
Today I broke the Guinness World Record for Longest Duration Balancing a Chainsaw on the chin.
Tomorrow (Oct 5), I go for the Guinness World Record for Longest Duration Balancing a Chainsaw on the forehead. It’ll be at 5 PM outside of JUMP as part of the VR Bash that’s part of Boise Startup week. That’s right, it’s a real reality chainsaw at a virtual reality event.
Tonight, the previous record for the chin balance was 5 minutes 7 second. I previously held this record with a mark of 3 minutes 1-second set in March of 2016 but it was passed earlier this year. Today I went for 10 minutes 0.78 seconds (as measured exactly the same by 2 stopwatches).
I once held the Guinness World Record for longest duration balancing a chainsaw on the chin. Before I broke it, the record was 1 minute 48 seconds and I balanced it for 3 minutes 1 second. That was nearly 2 years ago. This year someone balanced a chainsaw on their chin for 5 minutes 7 seconds.
It’s time to take back the record. After the 42-minute nose balance record attempt, I think my neck is up for the 5+ minute challenge (although the chainsaw is 4-times as heavy and much more intimidating).
The attempt will be at the Cradlepoint Block Party on October 4. We’re renting out the entire Basque block from 3:30-6 PM and I’ll be on about 4:15 PM.
42 minutes later we had the answer to life, the universe, and everything. The questions were: would my nose ever be straight again, and when would the throbbing in my neck stop?
Today I broke my 22nd Guinness World Record at JUMP in downtown Boise for the Longest Duration Balancing an Object on the Nose. The previous record was 31 minutes and was held by the legend himself: Ashrita Furman – the Guinness World Record holder for the most Guinness World Records.
JUMP in downtown Boise is hosting an open house on Sept 7 with “A Playful Moment at JUMP” at 6 – 7 PM in the Pioneer room on the 6th floor.
Then from 7 PM to 7:30+ PM I will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Longest Duration Balancing an Object on the Nose” outside near the main front entrance to JUMP next to a tractor (the object is a hoe!). The current record is 31 minutes. The hard part is the object has to weigh at least 2.5 lbs and the nose really isn’t meant to support that much weight… or any weight, I suppose.
The 2018 Guinness World Record’s book was released two days ago and I got my hand on a copy yesterday. Long story short, I made the book 3 times! Only a subset of all records are published every year so while I’ve broken a few, not all (and maybe not any) make the book.
All three are juggling records I set in 2016.
One of them is a current record (head rolls), one is a record I have already surpassed (fastest blindfolded juggling), and one is a record that has been surpassed by someone else (fastest juggling) and I’m deep into training to take back.
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