The best from the bunker. Featuring a dizzying demonstration with a Cyr wheel, and the Officially Competitive warriors take on a chopstick challenge.
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# Officially, officially, officially...
# Amazing! #
Welcome to Officially Amazing - The Best Of The Bunker. Coming up...
..a scintillatingly spinny cyr wheel record attempt.
But first, the return of US Ray's trickiest tools in
Officially Competitive -
The Bunker Games.
Previously on Officially Competitive...
On paper, it was as easy as a stroll in the park
but the heel toe walk was a shambles.
That triple DQ sees
Ray still topping the leaderboard
and living the dream but that dream
could turn into a nightmare
because today's record is...
most uncooked rice grains moved
with chopsticks in 30 seconds.
They're Super Ray's kryptonite.
Ugh! Let's get the rules.
The rice must be taken from one bowl
and placed into a second bowl
one grain at a time.
The bowls must be a minimum of 50 centimetres apart
and only one hand may be used.
And the record to beat is 22
rice grains moved in 30 seconds.
So, who do you think will win this sticky challenge?
Cherry's the favourite in the Bunker
but 7% have loyally predicted
victory for Ray, despite his
chequered chopstick past.
-And he's up first.
-Over to you, Shantha.
-Ray, are you ready?
Three, two, one, go!
Come on, Ray, silence the doubters.
Any time now, Ray.
It's taken him seven seconds just to pick the chopsticks up!
That's almost a quarter of the time gone already!
Oh, man, they're upside down!
Or is that deliberate?
Well, that's one grain moved.
He's having some trouble
but could this maverick technique be the key to smashing this record?
And that's number two!
Just 20 more.
Five, four, three, two, one
Just two, then.
By Ray's chopstick standards, that verged on the heroic.
Indeed, and his attempt at the end
to waft an imaginary grain
through the air into the bowl
was a particular highlight.
Meanwhile, the Sizzler, who's twice held the one-minute
version of this record, has chosen brown rice.
It's healthier, but is it faster?
He's thinly spread a few dozen grains on his personal white
saucer and his special glass bowl is in place.
Perfect, if protracted, preparation.
But now, he is ready.
That's the first one in.
No panic here from Sizzle Bizzle. He's as cool as rice.
And a third.
Ricey ruination as Steve's grain pings off the lip of the bowl
and tumbles to the abyss below.
How critical might that single grain be?
Well, it hasn't phased him.
Look at that laser-eyed focus on this tricky task.
Five, four, three, two, one,
Oh! He sent that last one skittering across the tabletop.
But he's still deposited enough rice grains to make at least half
a teaspoon of rice pudding.
And now to Cherry.
He's gone for a mountain of black rice
and a high sided personalised popcorn bucket.
He's obviously taking this very seriously.
Chopsticks, chopsticks, chopsticks!
Come on! Thank you!
Just look at this manic pace!
Is Cherry on fast forward?
No, but he's so fast the human eye can barely keep up.
This is jaw-dropping speed.
Look at the explosion as his sticks strike at the heart of that
huge mass of rice.
If he moves that lot, he'll annihilate the record of 22.
I think this is tactical.
When he digs in, he's almost guaranteed to grab a grain
and he doesn't waste time chasing single ones round a plate...
But sometimes, he's snagging more than one at a time
and those grains will not count.
Five, four, three, two, one,
-Well, that was fast.
But just how precise was that movement of rice? Let's find out.
Official adjudicator Shantha, please tell me, do we have a record?
No, we don't.
Sad news, but there's still that vital Officially Competitive
point to play for.
In third place with a total...
The traditional celebration of last place from Team USA.
And in first place...
..with a total of 15 valid grains is...
Mr Cherry wins, just as 67% of the Bumper Crew knew he would,
his super speedy technique
destroying Steve's score
of eight grains and moving him to
the top of the leaderboard with Ray.
Now, meet Alula.
Three of the world's leading cyr wheel artists.
A cyr wheel is a steel ring which can spin gyroscopically.
That means it can rotate and move in every possible direction,
perfect for spectacular circus skills.
Today, the Alulas will attempt the world record for...
Which means spinning like this
with all three of them in the wheel at once.
Lil, Jess and Fiona, how hard is it to fit three of you in one wheel?
It is hard, we've worked on various different ways of doing it.
We've found Jess in the splits works best for us.
And when you say Jess in the splits...
So, Jess is in the middle with her legs split like that.
-Doing the splits?
-Doing the splits.
-That's what you mean, doing the splits.
-Actually doing the splits.
And then me and Lil are kind of sandwiching her on either side
and then we pull and push on each of our feet and get it spinning.
How hard is it?
It's tough for Jess because she has to sit in over split.
-Split for, like, a minute.
-And then it's tough for us
-because we have to just, we have to power on through.
We've never done it for a minute before either
so that's been a challenge.
Well, there can be no cyr-ing without rule adhering.
All three contestants must be holding the wheel
with their hands and feet apart.
Only full 360 degree rotations will count.
And should any contestant touch
the floor, the attempt is over.
The world record target
is 20 rotations in one minute.
The Bunker Crew are casting their votes and 47% predict that
Alula will spin their way to glory, but what do you think?
In your own time.
The attempt will start
when the girls are up to speed with all three riding the wheel.
This is it, spincredible scenes.
-No! They've crashed out after only four seconds!
Just three spins in and they completely lost momentum,
leaving Fiona no choice but to abandon the attempt.
They said they'd never done a full minute
-but surely they can do more than that?
-Let's find out, Haruka.
The Alula girls are getting straight back on the wheel.
And they're off!
This looks much better.
A fluid rhythm and perfect pace.
But can they maintain it for the full minute?
-This is amazing!
This is such a hard record.
They have to combine balance, power and teamwork,
all while getting dreadfully dizzy.
And let's not forget that Jess is doing all of that in the splits!
Just listen to the Alulas driving each other on.
Keep it up.
Top triple teamwork.
-Come on, now, girls, last 15.
They're really having to dig deep now. Just a few seconds left.
We've got it. We've got this.
Three, two, one, time!
They're all absolutely exhausted but they completed the full minute.
Spectacular cyr soaring from the Alula ladies, but was it a record?
Official adjudicator Mark checks his Facebook.
He's, um, reviewing the slow-mo footage, Ben.
That makes more sense.
Time for the moment of truth.
In order to achieve the record today, you needed
a minimum of 20 valid rotations.
In the minute, you achieved...
61, which is a brand-new Guinness World Record title!
Oh, look at that!
EXCITED SCREAMING AND LAUGHTER
I think they're happy with that!
They didn't just break the record, they completely annihilated it!
Now, time to put someone into the gunge tank of doom.
And today's audience member who will be making that gloopy choice
is the mighty Hope.
The St-Rays need to land ten planes
in the target in a minute to
But Steve manages three and Ray a big fat zero,
so Cherry gets a gunging.
Marvellous stuff. See you next time!
Featuring a dizzying demonstration with a Cyr wheel, and the Officially Competitive warriors take on a chopstick challenge and, as always, one of them will face banishment to the Gunge Tank of Doom.