Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Nipping the Competition

I think this might be a sign that the Guinness book of World Records is running out of ideas for new record breaking categories.

I like the picure of the the nipple guy and the camera zooming in to record the historic moment. This almost reads and looks like a fake lampoonish story but luckily for all mankind it is not.


By Harry Cheadle
for The Brooklyn Paper


It’s official! No one in the world has a longer nipple hair than Doug Williams.

Last Saturday, Williams had his celebrated chest hair measured at a barbeque in his Wil­liamsburg backyard, complete with a grill, a keg, and even a DJ. A group of photographers and a videographer were also on hand, clustered around Williams to get the best shot of the astonishing strand.
The barbeque was the culmination of Williams’s quest to get the hair into the Guinness Book of World Records. He says he didn’t set out to break the coveted record, it just happened.
One morning, Williams was “taking stock” of his nipple hair and noticed one was “really long.” Curious to see what the record was, he looked it up and found out it was only four and a half inches, considerably shorter than the hair sprouting from his own vestigal mammary gland.
Those close to Williams thought it was, well, a little odd.
“Initially, I was a little bit surprised,” said girlfriend Malika Crutchfield. “But after checking out the hair, I realized he had a shot at the record. I’m thrilled.”
The record-breaker himself remained low-key. “It’s a genetic thing,” he said with a shrug, as reporters hounded him with more questions than the beat writers who follow around Barry Bonds.
Measuring duties fell to Dr. Sagat Verma, who bent over Williams and carefully extended the strand, holding it against a tape measure. Appraising nipple growths isn’t Verma’s specialty; by day, he’s an internal medicine specialist at Wyckoff Medical Center in Bushwick.
Hair apparent: A doctor measures Doug Williams's nipple hair while a film crew documents the historic event. The hair measured 5.078 inches, breaking the Guinness Book record.


NEWS FLASH
Another great accomplishment!

The following quote below is from another record holder

"Making it to Guinness World Records is indeed a special occasion for me and my family," said Radhakant. "God has been very kind to me."

To see this great accomplishment and the person that said these words click below

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/human_body/extreme_bodies/longest_ear_hair.aspx

7 comments:

si said...

this is hysterical!! and just one question -- he has a girlfriend?!? :)

jay are said...

whew. Luckily it WASN'T fake! It had all the markings of a ridiculous spoof, so I was really relieved to see that it's real. I mean, these are important goals to achieve and we want to see them getting the proper coverage. I say we come up with a few other "important" categories lest Guinness fall down on the job.

blogball said...
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jay are said...

clever "headline" by the way :)

Dx said...

Dx needs more explanantion of your comment on Go Comment site

Scrat said...

This is hilarious. great site.keep it up.I will be back

blogball said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. I will keep everybody abreast of any new records in this area