Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Most whip cracks in one minute: Nathan Griggs breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Nathan 'Whippy' Griggs from Mataranka, about four hours south of Darwin, had beaten the Guinness World Records record of 513 with and impressive 530 whip cracks in a minute, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Mr Griggs cracking his whip in a Darwin park. Nathan 'Whippy' Griggs from Mataranka, about four hours south of Darwin, has been cracking whips since he was 14 years old. Photo: 105.7 ABC Darwin: Emilia Terzon (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most whip cracks in one minute with two whips is 513 and was achieved by Adam Winrich (USA) at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA, on 7 August 2010. Adam beat his own previous record by 93 cracks.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people playing whipping tops simultaneously; it is 507 and was achieved by the People's Government of Tumen City and Yanbian Morningpost (both China) in Tumen City, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Jilin Province, China, on 17 February 2011. The participants played on ice.
The ambitious 22-year-old practised endlessly for, "three months twice a day for about half an hour," to make the world record, The NT News reports.
He beat the previous world record of 513 with and impressive 530 whip cracks in a minute. The whole event happened down in Melbourne in December last year.
The previous Guinness World Records world record was for 513 whip cracks and held by an American.
Mr Griggs has now set his sights on three other world records. "I want to break the most whip cracks in a minute with one hand, the longest whip in the world and most candles extinguished in one minute," he said.
Nathan 'Whippy' Griggs from Mataranka, about four hours south of Darwin, has been cracking whips since he was 14 years old.
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