Leapfrog Juggling Officially Amazing


Leapfrog Juggling

The best from the bunker. The world-famous Moscow State Circus attempt a fiendishly difficult juggling and leapfrogging record.


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# Officially, officially, officially

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# Amazing! #

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Hello and welcome to Officially Amazing - The Best Of The Bunker.

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Coming up - an almost impossibly tricky juggling record.

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But first, shambolic scenes in...

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Today our fantasticals face a ferocious feat...with their feet!

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As they tackle the record for...

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Here are the rules...

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Competitors must walk for ten metres with their heels

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and toes touching, one foot after the other.

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If their heels and toes do not touch each other with every step,

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then the attempt is void.

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Ten metres in 10.58 seconds or under and it's a record.

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Who do you think will walk off with the win?

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Many of our Bunkerites

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are predicting a US Ray victory.

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Despite the fact that he's

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clearly at a disadvantage with

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the smallest feet.

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Cherry San goes first.

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-Mr Cherry, are you ready?

-No. Power up!

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LAUGHTER

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Are electro-powered disco shoes within the rules?

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It's OK, Al, Cherry's shoes have no special powers other than

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snazziness and snazzy doesn't break records.

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Three, two, one, go!

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And he's off.

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The disco shoes doing their job of making Cherry look incredibly cool.

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Oh, he nearly fell over his own feet there.

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It's like tightrope walking without the tightrope.

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Which is actually easier, but it's still tremendously tricky.

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Cherry! Cherry! Cherry!

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Oh! Oh, and another stumble at the halfway mark.

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-Is he going to make the full ten metres?

-Cherry!

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The crowd are cheering him to the finish line.

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Oh, a dramatic denouement there as Cherry trips over the line.

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Now, to the man who could backflip this course - US Ray,

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show them how a real athlete does it.

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Three, two, one, go!

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And apparently a real athlete does it in his socks.

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But just look at him go!

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Arms outstretched, knees bent, Ray's chosen the pretend to be

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a jet plane approach to heel toe walking.

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-Ray! Ray!

-Go on, Ray.

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Oh, a flounder and a stumble at that tricky halfway point.

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Ray's struggling,

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but this is furiously fast footwork.

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Ray's not heel toe walking,

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he's heel toe running.

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And he somersaults over the line.

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A spectacular finish followed by high-fives for the crowd.

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But did Ray heel toe walk the full ten metres?

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Shantha was in prime position.

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Is a roly-poly valid?

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Now, bring me some sizzling feet.

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A lifetime of walking has led to this moment

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and he's licking his lips in anticipation.

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-Sensible walking shoes at the ready.

-Go!

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Go on, Steve.

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This is precision pacing from Steve.

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The man knows how to walk,

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albeit slowly.

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Go on, Sizzler. Oh!

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But if there's one man who could

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fall over thin air, it's Steve.

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But he does recover.

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Sizzler! Sizzler!

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The home crowd are loving it.

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And rightly so with those footwork fireworks. Yeah!

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And he's over the line

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and the first competitor to cross it in an orderly fashion.

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Slow and steady, that's my Sizz.

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Well, we've had three heroic hikes,

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but did anyone do it in under 10.58 seconds?

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Shantha, do we have a record?

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-No.

-Oh!

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However, there is still

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that all-important competitive point to play for.

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Shantha, who's got it?

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Mr Cherry...

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..you did an invalid attempt so you are disqualified.

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Astonishment echoes through the Bunker as Cherry is quite

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literally floored.

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He recorded the fastest time.

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But was disqualified for numerous

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incidents of disco heel

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not touching disco toe.

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So it's Ray's socks versus Steve's sensible shoes.

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Ray, you did an invalid attempt

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-so you were disqualified.

-Unbelievable.

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Well, he foot-faulted repeatedly

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and didn't complete the course.

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Oh, yeah.

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This means there can be only one winner,

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slow and steady has won the day.

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-Steve...

-Come on.

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..you did an invalid attempt

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so you were also disqualified.

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Oh. Steve messed it up as well.

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The Bunker crew are dumbfounded.

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We have a triple DQ situation, people. What does this mean?

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It means they're all rubbish.

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They've brought shame on this once noble competition

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and no-one gets a point.

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Right, what's next?

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Juggling - not easy.

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So, of course,

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I've been asked to do it for the whole of the introduction.

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Anyway, we're here today to see

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some circus performers who are rather...

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Yeah, take that! ..rather good at juggling.

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So good, in fact, the record that they're going to do doesn't just

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involve juggling, it also involves leapfrogging over each other.

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Typical. Rubbing it in.

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Yes, today we've caught up with the world-famous

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Moscow State Circus to meet

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Ilya, Olga,

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Rinat and Linar.

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Four genius jugglers from Russia.

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They can juggle on barrels, juggle with their feet,

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and juggle while playing my favourite pastime - leapfrog.

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Which brings us to their record attempt...

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Olga will lead the juggling while Ilya, Linar

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and Rinat take turns to leapfrog each other 20 times.

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It's a big ask under the big top.

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Here are the rules.

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Six clubs must be juggled continuously throughout the attempt.

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If a club is dropped, the attempt is over.

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And if they complete 20 leapfrogs in

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one minute or under, it's a record.

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So, do you think they can do it?

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An unprecedented 95% of the Bunker crew think they can.

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The team begin juggling to find their rhythm,

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but the time won't start until the first leapfrog.

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KLAXON SOUNDS And there it is.

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And that's two and three leapfrogs down. Well, up, over and down.

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That's six in under ten seconds.

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But they've run out of space

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so they need to retreat before starting a second set of six.

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This really is unbelievably complex.

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Watch what each leaper has to do.

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Here Linar catches clubs from Olga

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and Ilya as he leaps.

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He juggles, then throws one to Olga

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and one to the leaping Rinat

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before finally lobbing a last club

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to Olga through Rinat's legs!

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And all that at lightning speed.

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Flabbergasting club flinging.

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Not forgetting Olga who holds a superbly steady juggling rhythm

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while walking backwards.

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12 leaps at the halfway point.

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That's beyond world-record pace.

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Just a few more needed here.

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And that's 17. They're going to smash it on the first attempt...

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Oh, no!

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They were heart-breakingly close.

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But that club slips from Ilya's hand.

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Just two leaps from glory and doesn't Ilya know it.

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So, a second try then.

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Oh, but that's an early drop.

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A third go, but club meets floor once more.

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Olga does not look impressed.

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These are some of the world's best jugglers,

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but even they can't pull off this intricate record.

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With doubts in mind, they're having one final go.

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Impeccable work so far.

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And that's the first six down. Come on!

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And the leapers are on fine form.

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That's 12 leaps before the halfway point.

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The record is on,

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but fatigue is a real danger now.

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That's 18, equalling their best attempt yet.

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Just two more needed.

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And that's 20. Yes.

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A huge achievement in itself,

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but did they do it in under one minute for the world record?

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Over to official ringmaster Mark.

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You achieved a time...

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..of 58.25 seconds, which is a brand-new world record.

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They cut it fine,

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but what joyful jumpy jugglery from these circus sensations.

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Now, meet Jessica, our chosen predictor of the day

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and our best decision maker yet.

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Our final record is...

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And, wisely, she's chosen Steve and Cherry to attempt it,

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leaving rubbish chopsticker Ray in the gunge tank of doom.

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Only a time of less than 35 seconds

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can save him from getting a gunging.

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But just look at this...

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Today, you managed...

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..34.58 seconds.

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They did it!

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The first joint record for our competitors

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and a great way to end the show. See you next time.

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The world-famous Moscow State Circus attempt a fiendishly difficult juggling and leapfrogging record, and our Officially Competitive heroes compete in an unusually tricky walking record. Also, someone comes face to face with a tank full of gunge.


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