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Man Sets World Record with 16 Hours of Fist Pumping

What is so awesome that it merits pumping your fist victoriously for 16 hours? That would be pumping your fist victoriously for 16 hours. So James Peterson of Akron, Ohio superglued his hand closed and then pumped his arm continuously in an effort to get into the Guinness Book of World Records:

Fist pumping to the song Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, Peterson stopped just after 3 a.m. Saturday at Manny’s Pub on Brown Street near the University of Akron.

Peterson, an unemployed electrician from Green and self-proclaimed “veteran fist pumper,” said he did not suffer any serious pain from the 16-hour effort, but “I did get a nasty sunburn on my arm.”


If I ever meet Mr. Peterson, I'll give him a high five and a fist bump to honor his achievement.

Link -via Newser

Photo: Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal

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Didn't Guinness stop listing endurance events like this one a few decades ago because people were injuring themselves, sometimes fatally, in their quest for small print glory?
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Checking around it appears my memory is faulty and Guinness does indeed still list endurance records. Guess my brain cells don't win the memory endurance world record.
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I believe they stopped some endurance records, but only the ones that have the potential to be very harmful (like time without sleep, food, water).
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