Vacuum Cleaners Specialist - Kyle Krichbaum sets world
ADRIAN, MI, USA -- Kyle Krichbaum, 12, has
165 vacuum cleaners and is making plenty of pocket change
repairing his neighbors' vacuums and cleaning their carpets
, setting the world record for the Youngest
Vacuum Cleaners Specialist. The Youngest
Vacuum Cleaners Specialist in the world is making
plenty of pocket change repairing his neighbors' vacuums and
cleaning their carpets. Of course, everything he makes goes
into buying more vacuums.
He said his vacuum cleaner collection is now
stored in his parents' basement and in a shed behind their
"Some people like baseball better than football,"
Kyle says. In fact, he tells CBS News correspondent Steve
Hartman that he likes vacuums better than "everything."
Kyle's mom, MaryLynn, says the fire's been burning
since before he could say "Hoover."
"When Kyle was a baby in his little baby seat
and I'd be vacuuming, he would just be mesmerized by the vacuum
and he would just; he'd follow it everywhere," she says.
The world's Youngest
Vacuum Cleaners Specialist got his first vacuum at
age 1, dressed up as a Dirt Devil for Halloween at 2, and,
as a former teacher recalls, was vacuuming during school recess
at age 6.
"It's not that he didn't like recess. He just
preferred to stay inside vacuuming," he says. "He would go
down and, actually, one day vacuum one side of the room, the
next day vacuum the other side. [He'd] also vacuum the principal's
office — anywhere he could vacuum."
Today, Kyle has about 200 vacuums. He uses
almost all of them, vacuuming his own house up to five times
"I have to admit this is one of my favorites,"
Kyle says as he shows off one model. "It is in absolute mint
condition and it's very pretty how the bag is like that shape.
It's a slow starter, but it still runs perfect," he says of
When I go off to college, my parents
say they're gonna have a big vacuum sale!