Advertisement
Thursday, Sep 23, 2021
Outlook.com

Guinness The Menace

Indian record freaks test the limits of the outlandish for that elusive Guinness tag

Guinness The Menace
Tribhuvan Tiwari
Guinness The Menace
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
Some might consider getting all their teeth pulled out a terrifying prospect. But not Guinness Rishi, nee Harprakash, who holds two Guinness records, and wants to see his name appear as many times as possible in the record book after which he has renamed himself. "I thought one day I can break the record of having the maximum number of straws in the mouth," he says. "So, I had all my teeth extracted. With practice, I managed to put 555 straws in my mouth, and broke the world record."

Rishi first made it to the Guinness Book two decades ago, for riding 20,000 km around India on a Luna moped. He has since sent in a wide variety of claims, 47 of which languish unaccredited. Among these are records for the fastest ketchup drinking, longest domain name, longest valid will, longest non-stop brick carrying, longest distance curry/pizza delivery, most chillis eaten in three minutes, and most blank pages in a published book. Also, strangely enough, the largest bra. His enthusiasm is infectious. Even his wife, Bimla Rishi, has now earned a record for...
Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

'Rahul, Priyanka Inexperienced': Amarinder Singh Says Will Pit 'Strong' Candidate Against Sidhu

'Rahul, Priyanka Inexperienced': Amarinder Singh Says Will Pit 'Strong' Candidate Against Sidhu

Following his ouster as the Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi were like his 'children'.

Covid Deaths: Centre Announces Rs 50,000 Compensation To Kin Of Those Killed By Virus

Covid Deaths: Centre Announces Rs 50,000 Compensation To Kin Of Those Killed By Virus

Ex-gratia assistance will be given to the kin of those who died of the virus due to involvement in COVID-19 relief operations.

IPL 2021: DC Thrash SRH By 8 Wickets

IPL 2021: DC Thrash SRH By 8 Wickets

Delhi Capitals chased down a target of 135 runs to hand Sunrisers Hyderabad the seventh defeat in eight matches.

India Ranks Third Among Most Polluted Asian Countries

India Ranks Third Among Most Polluted Asian Countries

India last revised its air pollution standards in 2009, which have been more relaxed in comparison to WHO's prescribed guidelines and other Asian countries.

Advertisement