Man Marches Into Record Books With Lawnmower On His Chin
New Yorker Ashrita Furman broke, by more than 50 meters, his existing Guinness world record for "the farthest distance walked balancing a powered lawnmower on the chin."
When he finally lowered the grass-cutter to the pavement, Furman had traveled an impressive 71.53 meters, easily besting his previous and still-existing record of 20 meters.
Although he made it look easy, Furman said he was constantly battling the elements.
Furman said he currently holds more than 200 Guinness records, including one for the most Guinness records.
Furman dedicates all his Guinness records to the late Indian philosopher and spiritualist Sri Chinmoy and has been setting them from 1979 when he did 27,000 jumping jacks. Since then the records have fallen for Furman in countless off-beat categories.
From the fastest mile running with a milk on his head, numerous records using a hula-hoop and a pogo stick, to the fastest mile pushing an orange with his nose, these are only a fraction of the over 600 Guinness records Furman has set though the years.