Longest vehicle pulled by hair: Kapil Gehlot breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
NEW DELHI, India -- 28 year old stuntman, professional skating coach and adventure sports freak Kapil Gehlot dragged a 11000lb bus for 120 meters while on roller skates in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India - using just his hair, thus setting the new world record for Longest vehicle pulled by hair,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Kapil Gehlot dragged the massive bus in Jodhpur, Rajasthan using just ropes that were tied to his long locks. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the heaviest vehicle pulled by the hair alone was a bus weighing 9,585.4 kg (21,132.19 lb), achieved by He Yi Qun (China) on the set of CCTV - Guinness World Records Special in Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China on 13 January 2015. With a record to beat of 9,385 kg, the bus weighed an initial 8,880 kg. After the addition of a driver, 9 members of the audience and a cameraman (camera included), the total weight of the bus reached 9,585.4 kg. He Yi Qun successfully pulled the weight the required 5 m on his first attempt.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the greatest weight lifted with the hair (male); it is 81.5 kg (179 lb 10.82 oz) and was achieved by Abdurakhman Abdulazizov (Russia) in Zubutli-Miatli, Republic of Dagestan, Russia, on 16 November 2013. Remarkably, Abdurakhman Abdulazizov was 83 years old when he successfully set this Guinness World Records title. Gehlot, who has always been interested in bizarre sports, said he has to take special care of his hair, regularly applying oil to make it stronger so he can perform the such stunts.
"I had to grow them long. It took a long time to make my hair strong enough to do this. This also scared me at times but I wanted to fight this fear," he said.
"I am always delighted when I get another record and being featured in the book never gets old for me. I have absolute faith in my abilities and I've always been interested in the unusual talent," he added.
Kapil was challenged by his friends to take on his latest exploits after conquering the record for pulling the heaviest weight with his hair. He had previously managed to pull a car weighing more than 1600lb for 61 meters.