Most mugs held in one hand: Chris May sets world record (Video)
Cleveland Terrace, UK--16-year-old Chris May, of Cleveland Terrace, Darlington, managed to hold 15 mugs in one hand (first time he did it...by accident, while unloading the dishwasher) , setting the world record for Most mugs held n one hand, according to World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/
The Guinness world record for the most wine glasses held in one hand is 39 by Reymond Adina (Philippines) at the Quatre-Gats restaurant in Barcelona, Spain.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most glasses broken using a mind control stage illusion: 66 - achieved by Walter Rolfo and Piero Ustignani (both Italy) during the Masters of Magic convention at the Casino de la Vallée in Saint Vincent, Italy.
Chris, of Cleveland Terrace, Darlington, said: "I was just in the kitchen unloading the dishwasher, hanging mugs off my fingers, not even thinking about it, when my friend, Max Wheatcroft, said, 'Hey, how many mugs you got there?'.
"I think I had about ten and he said, 'Keep going, keep going, see how many you can get'.
"In the end, I got up to 16 and Max said, 'It's got to be a record'."
The nearest similar existing Guinness world record is for most wine glasses held in one hand – by Reymond Adina, of the Philippines, who managed 39 in a restaurant in Barcelona.
Chris, who is studying A-levels in theatre, law and ICT at Darlington's Carmel RC College, added: "A top tip for anyone who wants to beat my record would be to look at how thin the handles are – it's not the size of the actual mug, just the handle."
"I joke that at least I will have achieved something in my life as an undisputed world record holder."