coconuts broken-world record set by Sarada Lahangir
2] BHUBANESWAR, India--Keshab Swain cracked open 72 green coconuts
by his elbow to claim a place in the Book of World Records.
Keshab Swain said: 'Such a record has never been made.
Earlier, a record was made by a German national of breaking 65 coconuts
in August 13 (2005).'
A fight instructor in the Oriya theatre
world, Keshabh always wanted to get into the Book of World Records.
‘‘I had trained myself to break at least 70 green coconuts
in one minute, but this has even surpassed my expectations,’’ he
The pieces, numbering 80 in all, were placed on
a concrete block in a line. Keshab’s aim was to break them in one
stroke, which he almost achieved. At the end of the allotted time,
he managed to cover 76 pieces and broke 72 of them.
Thirty-five-year-old Keshab Swain attempted the
amazing feat to excel the previous record set by a German national
for breaking 65 coconuts in one minute in 2005.
State minister for science and technology Surya Narayan
Patra, two senior officials of Orissa Administrative Services, a
senior sportsman and a number of people witnessed the live demonstration
developed an inclination to breaking coconuts while climbing coconut
trees to eat the fruit during his stay in Goa.
Poverty compelled him to pluck coconuts from
the trees. And to crack them open he started using his elbow. Today,
he also claims to have capability to even crack open coconuts using
native of Old Town, Keshab’s next attempt would be to break 120
green coconuts and register it in the record books.