back to article Hoe yes he did: IT pro record-botherer balances garden tool on his head for 2.5 hours

A US techie is today raking in global adulation after balancing a garden hoe on his head for more than two and a half hours. David Rush – who has more than 150 Guinness World Records to his name – completed his latest attempt at the weekend by balancing the 1.2kg, 1.5m garden tool on his head. "Two hours, 36 minutes, six …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I tried this once, but I don't think she would have sat still for that long

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I wonder if nationality matters.... Was she Dutch?

  2. Chris G Silver badge

    Master of Balancing Acts

    "He has an electrical engineering degree from MIT, an MBA from Boise State, and is passionate about promoting STEM.

    It's the MBA that did it, I knew there had to be a use for them.

    1. Khaptain Silver badge

      Re: Master of Balancing Acts

      MBA : My Balancing Acts

      1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
        Joke

        Re: Master of Balancing Acts

        My Bloody Arse

        Says IT bloke after world record attempt to sit on a garden hoe, business end up

  3. Skiron
    WTF?

    What about bricks?

    I would like to see him try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV-iP1jSMlI

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What about bricks?

      Bricks? Reminds me of the Hale and Pace sketch at the end!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBnzp4OkDD4

      "These masonic bricks and mortar

      Will teach you not to...my daughter"

  4. Draco
    Joke

    He is, probably, a well-balanced individual

    (It's in the title)

  5. Disgusted Of Tunbridge Wells
    Coat

    It sounds like he's desperate for a sport.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Well, if he's desperate with hurting himself other stuff, like one dude did fifty years:

      - was sure he could fly with a sytem he invented

      - so he climbed the Eiffel Tower (first or second level, can't remember) and jumped

      - it failed; nice Darwin Award !

  6. yogidude

    Just because you can

    It's just so bindingly oblivious why someone would want to be the fastest to arrange a chessboard, and someone else would want to measure it.

  7. Arthur the cat Silver badge

    Guinness World Records

    I claim(*) the Guinness World Record for least time spent trying to get a Guinness World Record.

    (*) I will happily accept others equalling my record.

    1. Skiron
      Joke

      Re: Guinness World Records

      Norris McWhirter got into the Guinness Book of Records when he died under the entry 'the longest surviving McWhirter twin'.

  8. Dabooka Silver badge
    WTF?

    I know where to file this

    Place it under 'Just because we can, doesn't mean we should'

    1. chivo243 Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: I know where to file this

      The boy just watched Jurassic Park nice homage to Malcom...

  9. Brian Miller

    Simon will beat this

    You know that Simon will beat this, or better yet con his boss into beating it. You know, a team building exercise? On the balcony railing? Remember to think those happy thoughts!

    1. chivo243 Silver badge
      Pint

      Re: Simon will beat this

      In December, right round the solstice, when there's remodeling scheduled over the holiday, and the skip filled with old carpeting just happens to be just under the staff room window. Gotta sacrifice somebody to some god. I heard they did it in the 1930's?

      Just remember you read it here first, I'm watching you Simon!

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Boston Dynamics

    I feel sure that any of the Boston Dynamics creations would be able to better this record without breaking a sweat, even the lowly dog Spot :)

    I'm surprised they don't already own this record and many similar ones besides.

  11. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    How about a "watching paint dry" record.

    1. Draco
      Paris Hilton

      I believe there is a documentary on this

      Paint Drying (2016)

      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5375100/

  12. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    I tried for a record once

    Balancing a shovel on my head.

    Signed

    Doug.

    1. Psmo

      Re: I tried for a record once

      I tried balancing a cow once. It didn't end well.

      Signed.

      Pat

      1. The commentard formerly known as Mister_C Bronze badge

        Re: I tried for a record once

        And I tried balancing a seagull. Ended predictably badly.

        Signed

        Cliff

        1. David 132 Silver badge

          Re: I tried for a record once

          I went for the record for "biggest pile of dry autumn leaves". Didn't get it.

          -Russell.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: I tried for a record once

            Went for the record of smallest penis but did not get it.*

            - Justin

            * lost to a guy called Tintin (best said with a Northern accent)

            1. Cuddles Silver badge

              Re: I tried for a record once

              Went for the record of most rabbits fitted up one's bum. Actually quite fun.

              Signed

              -Warren

              1. EVP

                Re: I tried for a record once

                No it wasn’t.

                -Rabbits

  13. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

    Dedication's what you need

    If you want to be a record breaker.

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