The Ultimate Guinness Record

Article from the Wall Street Journal: ‘Most visitors to Antarctica go to see the penguins and the glaciers. Ashrita Furman went to hop on a pogo stick…It was just another day in the life of Mr. Furman, who holds the ultimate Guinness world record: The...

Life in Bali Safari Park

Okay, I’m as open minded as the next orangutan but, if you ask me, the human currently skipping around the Safari Park is a few bananas short of a bunch – if you know what I mean. Let’s face it, humans walk weird enough as it is – using only two legs instead of...

An Adventure in Eggs

We were in trouble. It was a beautiful day in May and Bipin and I were in Budapest, Hungary. In 10 minutes we were to attempt Guinness record for raw egg catching in front of thousands of kids. The guidelines for the record were quite simple. Two people stand 16 feet...

Discovering Global Harmony

There is something about standing on a ball and balancing that gives me joy. I don’t know why – maybe it’s the challenge or maybe it’s because it’s so cosmic and looks so cool. Balancing on a ball, to me, is a form of performance art. In fact, several years ago,...

Easter Island and the Three-Toed Sloth

One of the many things I love about the Guinness Book of Records is that I can almost always find some new event I have never seen or heard of before, and this inspires me into new frontiers of exercise. I’ve derived hours of fitness training and fun from such...