Meet the first fist-pumping champion of the world

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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.