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Monday, May 21, 2012

Amazing world record set and broken within a week

Goodness knows I waste a lot of time during any given day. We all do. The only difference is how we waste it.

James Peterson of Green, Ohio, decided to utilize his down time trying to get his name into Guinness World Records. His accomplishment? Pumping his fist in the air for 16 straight hours.

The amazing feat was captured on video at Manny's Pub near the University of Akron. Peterson began pumping at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 11, and finished at 3 a.m. the next morning to the song "Call Me Maybe," by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Personally, I'm not sure I would have counted it. Peterson used super glue to hold a fist for the duration of those 16 hours. But no one else had done anything like it before, so it seemed his name was about to go into the record books.

Then, on May 15, tragedy struck. Peterson's record was broken by a man known only as Ray, a radio producer in Austin, Texas. His time: 17 hours, 15 minutes. What's more, he may have done it sans super glue.

Who knows? Fist pumping could be the next big thing since planking.

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