Man Sets Record With 16 Hours of Fist-Pumping

He kept his hand shut with super glue
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2012 3:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – An Ohio man has set what is, if nothing else, the most enthusiastic world record of all time. James Peterson, 34, pumped his fist for 16 straight hours beginning at 11am Friday, using super glue to, in his words, "ensure I maintain perfect fist formation," the Akron Beacon Journal reports. A camera crew followed Peterson around as he traveled throughout Akron, at one point fist-pumping center stage in front of the Akron Aeros' fireworks display.

He finished the ordeal at 3am, at a pub near the University of Akron, pumping in time to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. He says the feat didn't actually hurt, but "I did get a nasty sunburn on my arm." He describes himself as a "veteran fist pumper," having completed a similar, undocumented marathon on St. Patrick's Day. "I used to hang light fixtures, so I am used to having my hands above my head," he explains. The tapes of his feat will be sent to Guinness for verification. (Click to read about another wild world record.)

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