pogo sticking world record set by Ashrita Furman
3] NEW YORK, NY--Bouncing his way across the bottom of the pool
on a pogo stick, New Yorker Ashrita Furman travelled 1,680 feet,
establishing a new World Record.
Furman is well acquainted with the pogo stick,
having set numerous records on the device including the fastest
mile and the longest distance. "it was really exciting actually.
I think there's a future for this sport." says Furman
After a short break, Furman set out to break his own record for
underwater hula hooping. His old record for continually hula hooping
underwater was 2 minutes, 20 seconds. On Wednesday he cruised past
this mark to end at 2 minutes, 38 seconds.
"The biggest challenge really is figuring out
how to make your body move to keep this hula hoop twirling. It's
really an all-body exercise and it's especially tough on your quads
and your abs and it's just so after a while you just start getting
tired," said Furman.
Other records held by Furman include the fastest
mile running with a milk bottle balanced on his head, the most beer
glasses balanced on his chin, and the fastest mile pushing an orange
with his nose.
Furman said his next challenge will be the fastest
mile jump roping while hoping on one foot.
Ashrita Furman "Mr.Versatility" has
set 157 official Guinness Records and is the holder of the most
current standing records: 65...and counting!
Ashrita has set records in all 7 continents and
in more than 30 different countries and he is “... the individual
with the most
Guinness world records ” - Marco Frigatti, Head of Records, Guinness
Book of World Records
of Ashrita's Records