Meet the first fist-pumping champion of the world
Wed 16th May, 2012 Lifestylein
Hot off the heels of DJ Hertz’s world record comes James Peterson, who’s recently been catapulted to moderate internet celebrity after breaking a world record of his own. Peterson’s achievement? He’s been crowned the fist-pumping champion of the world.
While we’re not sure if Guinness is endorsing this one, Peterson – an unemployed electrician – is definitely deserving of praise. The distinctly thumb-resembling American fist pumped for a whopping 16 hours straight whilst at the pub and walking around an Ohio university campus, bringing an equally-devoted videographer along to record every moment. If you’re wondering how one manages to fist-pump for 16 hours straight, 31-year old James had a particular trick: super-gluing his fist together.
“I have set the qualifications for this record and every minute that I do this is a new record,” his sage and insightful statement to Ohio.com began. “My fist is super-glued together to ensure I maintain perfect fist formation. I used to hang light fixtures, so I am used to having my hands above my head.”
Bravo, James. Bravo.
May 14th, 2012