Friday, January 11, 2008
As you will know, C.M.Doughty, the great Victorian explorer, was renowned for his ability to stand on one leg for long periods. In the spirit of exploration, I have spent some time now - about five minutes - attempting to discover the world record for one leg standing. I now know that the ability is of some scientific interest. The Guinness Book of Record site came up with nothing, it did, however, offer me the opportunity to text my query. This I did, only to receive the following answer - 'Welcome to Texperts, in association with Guinness Book of Records. Ask us any question, any time! You can get more free credits by registering at texperts.com!' Irritated, I repeated the question and received this - 'Arulanantham Suresh Joachim broke the Guinness World Record for balancing on one foot - balanced on one foot for 76 hours and 40 minutes!' This is amazing - a)Arulanantham's feat (foot?) and b)that I should be able to get this information by text. Anyway, I'm sure it will come in handy (footy?).
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 9:31 am