Man Sets World Hugging Record with 7,777 Hugs

Jeff Ondash of Cranfield, Ohio set a world record by giving 7,777 hugs in a 24-hour period on Valentine's Day in front of a casino in Las Vegas:

The previous record of 5000 hugs in one day was set last year by Siobhan O'Connor in Dublin, Ireland, Guinness spokesman Philip Robertson said.

To break O'Connor's mark, Ondash needed more than 208 hugs per hour - or about 3 1/2 hugs per minute. Ondash logged just over 700 hugs during his first hour of embraces on Friday night. [...]

Ondash says he, as McHuggin, is now eyeing both the world's longest single hug - currently 24 hours and 1 second - and breaking his current two records consecutively, which he said was "unheard of."

"I don't even know if I can do that but I'm going to attempt it," Ondash said. "It's like climbing Mount Everest twice - same thing."

Link | Photo: AP

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“It’s like climbing Mount Everest twice – same thing.”

Really? Did he actually say this? This man is making a very bad comparison. I am pretty sure it doesn't take years of training and tens of thousands of dollars to learn to hug for 24 hours.

People should really learn to think before opening their mouths.
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