A World Record for That? 3 Texas Feats You Must See to Believe
Austin, Texas isn't just the state capital - it's also where some very unique world records have been documented.
Sometimes, you have to be the first to create a category before a record can be set. Let's start with one of the most recent Guinness World Record holders.
Most Lanyards Worn at One Time
Guillermo Rodriguez began working in 2003 at the Hollywood Boulevard studios for late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a parking lot security guard.
Rodriguez became a U.S. citizen in 2005, and now performs nightly as Jimmy Kimmel's sidekick. He also had a cameo appearance in the credits of the 2020 movie Bill & Ted Face the Music.
In 2015, Rodriguez created a new record category for the most lanyards worn at once during his Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. Kimmel put on the 300th lanyard, creating the official new record, then Rodriguez got a plaque to commemorate his feat, seen here on a video shared by Austonia.com.
Fastest Sandwich Made Using Feet
Rob Williams of Austin became the fastest person to make a sandwich with his feet in 2000. He managed to put bologna, cheese, lettuce, and bread together, then added olives on cocktail sticks as a garnish in just under two minutes, using only his toes. The finished product was created in one minute and 57 seconds in front of a live audience.
Don't worry, before creating this culinary masterpiece with those very nimble tootsies, he washed his feet with soap and water! Sally, an audience member at Zach Scott Theater in Austin, got the 'privilege' of sampling the record-breaking sandwich after it was created by Williams, a member of the comedy group Kamikaze Fireflies.
Most Haircuts in One Hour
Barber Ivan Zoot is a human haircutting machine. He managed to finish 34 haircuts in a single hour at the Men's Grooming Center in Austin in 2008. That's a lot of hair!
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