This shit just got real!
Back in the day, the Guinness Book of World Records did a pretty good job of keeping track of who could juggle the highest number of all kinds of things, but now it just lists 3 chainsaw juggling records. Over the years different websites have tracked various records, but back in 2005 I created a dedicated page on wikipedia to do the job
In the past month, seven of the records have been broken
, including one of my own records (the fuckers).
The best of these is the 11 ball record. Since 2001 it has stood at 15 catches by Bruce Sarafian.
Peter Bone, a juggler from the UK, claimed to have made 18 catches, but never got the video evidence needed to make the record official.
Then a young juggler called Alex Baron uploaded a video where he equaled the 15 catches.
Three days later he broke the record with 17 catches of 11 balls.
Peter Bone commented "This is just what I needed to get off my ass and work onï»¿ qualifying 11 again." Sounds like shit-talking of epic proportions!
Except it only took him 3 days to post a new world record with 18 catches, shutting up everyone who didn't believe his earlier claims.
Then 4 days later (today), Alex Barron posts a new video, and a new record of 19 catches.
Where next? Once you are at 11 catches with 11 balls, the big milestone (except for getting a new world record) is 22 catches, which means every ball is thrown and caught twice. My money is on Peter Bone getting there first, but it's fucking close!
Okay, go back to discussing comics now.