Episode 4 Officially Amazing


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This is the World of Records!

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# Biggest shoe! Weirdest face! Fastest loo! Tightest space!

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# Longest snake! Smallest van! Heaviest cake! Tallest man!

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-# Longest ears on a dog!

-Awww!

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# Most poisonous frog!

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-# And a woman with a beard!

-What?!

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# Officially, officially, officially...

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All aboard! Welcome to another burst of Officially Amazing.

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I'm Ben Shires and over the next half hour I'll be conducting you

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through some of the coolest, craziest

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and most downright dangerous records and record attempts there are.

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The reason I'm stood in front of this bus is because this man

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right here is going to be pulling this bus right here

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using only his teeth.

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# Hallelujah! #

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And if that's not enough to sink your teeth into - I thank you! -

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we've got all these other jaw-dropping treats coming up.

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Today, you lucky people get to witness some incredible

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official Guinness World Records, including...

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Not only does this guy have an ace up his sleeve, but he's going

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to try and throw it higher than anyone's ever done before.

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Sizzling Steve is primed and ready for another record

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as he attempts to build a giant pyramid of cups.

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It's another one you can try at home. Go, Sizzler!

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And Harkuka's in Japan to meet a record-breaking robot that's

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way ahead of its time.

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But before all that,

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a record attempt involving a man pulling a bus with his teeth.

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Or maybe pulling all his teeth out trying to pull a bus. Who knows?

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It's...

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Igor Zaripov is so strong that he only needs to wear shorts

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and a vest in the middle of a British winter.

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Thankfully I've got a stupidly large bow tie to keep me warm.

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Anyway, Igor's performed in circuses for over 20 years

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and he regularly undertakes feats of incredible human strength,

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many of which involve using his teeth.

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And today's challenge is no exception.

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Igor, even I'm having my doubts that you can actually pull this bus

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just using your teeth.

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Do you really think you can do it?

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I'll do my best.

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I will give you one piece of advice.

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-It's be kind to your teeth, cos they've got

-fillings

-too.

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I guess you'll have to go to the dentist after this

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and get your teeth checked out?

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Maybe ask for a new set?

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-I have a good workout for the teeth I do every day.

-OK.

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It's not just Igor's teeth that need to be in peak condition

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for this Guinness World Record attempt.

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He's been putting his entire body through its paces in the gym

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in preparation for pulling that double-decker bus.

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Igor needs great upper-body strength for support during the pull.

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As well as his jaw, his legs,

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back and arms will all be under a huge amount of stress.

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Seeing as I'm dressed for the gym, I may as well pump some iron too.

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I mean 40kg, it can't be that hard, can it?

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GRUNTS

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All right, it can.

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All right, I think we've proved that that is hard enough.

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Igor's going to do this with his jaw.

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Yes, OK, he can lift the same weight with his teeth.

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I was having an off day.

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In a training session like this,

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Igor will lift a total of up to 725kg!

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That's about the weight of a large polar bear.

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Hiya!

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But that's nothing compared to this 14-ton bus,

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which Igor will try and pull with his gnashers.

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That is incredible!

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We'll find out how Igor gets on later,

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but first, Haruka is about to meet the result of years

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of technological development and some nifty work with a screwdriver.

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It's...

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We've all seen the movies of robots taking over the world, right?

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But we also know that it can never actually happen.

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Wrong!

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Of course I'm only joking, but here in Japan people love robots.

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And this is a very special one with extraordinary capabilities.

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Konichiwa.

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You must be ASIMO.

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Pleased to meet you. I'm Haruka.

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Hello and welcome, Haruka!

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-Let me show you around.

-Great, thanks.

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This is not a man in a robot costume

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looking like he needs to go to the toilet,

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this is an actual robot called ASIMO,

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who can do a variety of incredible human actions.

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It's the result of brilliant engineering

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and was designed to help people with daily tasks.

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Essentially it can do really cool stuff, like this.

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And it can even do sign language.

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Ben, I think it's saying you looked a massive wimp in the gym just now.

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-You what?!

-Nothing. Is there anything this robot can't do?

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As well as being programmed to help people, it's not all work for ASIMO.

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He knows how to play too.

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I'm going to take you on in a game of soccer.

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'Soccer?! I don't do soccer. This is going to be bad!'

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-AL:

-Well, hello, everyone!

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Ben and I are here to commentate on the human vs robot soccer final.

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-WHISPERS:

-Ben, I have no idea what soccer is.

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Well, clearly, because it's football, Al, it's football.

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Not soccer. Anyway, here comes Haruka for the first shot.

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-Even I know that's bad.

-See? I told you I don't do soccer!

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Indeed. But look at its face.

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It can't even bring itself to clap properly.

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Next up, and proudly representing robotkind, it's ASIMO.

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It might only be 4'3 tall,

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but what it lacks in size it makes up for in firepower.

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Look at that!

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-I believe that's the back of the goal thingy, you know?

-Net, Al. Net!

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What is?

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Oh, never mind.

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-So it's human, nil, robot one.

-Yeah, OK, boys, thanks for the commentary.

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You can go now.

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Now, ASIMO's talents aren't just limited to good coordination.

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This little fella also has speed.

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In fact, he currently holds the record for the world's fastest

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humanoid robot,

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running at speeds of up to five miles per hour.

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OK, ASIMO, san, ni, ichi!

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And he's off! Look at that!

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I don't know about you but I have to see that again.

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It's taken years to get robots to even move,

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and this one's running like a human!

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It's a regular Usain Nuts and Bolts!

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That's all from me,

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but I look forward to demonstrating some new skills next time we meet.

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-AL:

-Wow! The sooner I can get one of these things to help me

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clean up my house, the better.

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Now, here's a question for you - how do you make a grown man cry?

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Well, if it's Ben, you make him do something...

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Roooaaaarrrr!

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We're in Las Vegas, and the reason we look a little scared is

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because that is the Stratosphere Tower.

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The world's highest controlled descent.

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That basically means it's the highest tower in the world

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that you can jump off with a safety harness.

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So not only is it officially amazing,

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but it's going to help Ben get over his fear of heights.

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Oh, it's really, really high.

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No kidding, Ben. Ten out of ten for observation.

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'Yeah, and 11 out of ten for fear!'

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That's awful. That is absolutely horrible.

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'I'm all right with spiders, I don't mind snakes.

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'I can even kiss my granny, but heights absolutely terrify me.'

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Well then, Ben,

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you'll be pleased to know that the top of this beast is

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350m off the ground!

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That's a bit like 87 of Igor's double-decker buses

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stacked on top of each other.

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Better still, when you get to the top, you can jump off!

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I think it's probably closed today, Al. Shall we just go?

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Come on, Ben, this is a world record you can actually experience.

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You can conquer your fear and I get to make fun of you.

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-Where's your sense of adventure?

-To be honest, it's back home in England.

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Hold my hand.

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Let's do this.

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Blood brothers.

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Awww... Would you look at that? I'm there for you, Ben.

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Just wait till we get to the top! Heh heh!

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Primarily, I'm afraid of heights, so this would be on my list

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of things I'd never, ever want to do in my life.

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Someone clearly thought leaping off a giant tower might be

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the perfect cure.

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Thank you so much for that(!)

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Luckily, my fearless buddy Al is going to be jumping first.

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'Ben, we got to check this thing out.

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'It's not officially amazing until we say so.'

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'All right, it's amazing. Can we go?'

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'Shh, Ben. Daddy's going to jump now.'

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No turning back.

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Ohhhhh!

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Once you've jumped, it takes just 17 seconds to reach the ground.

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This is officially amazing!

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Gravity is pulling me down and I'm travelling at speeds of up to 40mph.

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But this clever machine controls my drop,

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so I feel like I'm free-falling to start with,

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but then slow down, before landing gracefully

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like a swan at the bottom.

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Well, sort of. Come on, Benny boy, step right up!

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'I'll be totally honest, Al,

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'stepping right up is the last thing I want to do right now.'

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I am absolutely terrified.

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I can't describe any other emotion right now.

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My good friend, Ben, is about to jump off of this.

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He's scared of heights which makes me

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even happier that he's doing this.

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OK, I feel horrible, awful.

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-I feel awful.

-Take a step outside for me.

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Nice and safe, man. One step at a time.

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DRAMATIC CHORAL VOICES

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Jump, baby! You don't need a harness, just go, I got you.

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OPERATIC SINGING

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-OK, we'll count down from three, OK?

-OK.

-Let go.

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Whoa!

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Argh, agh! Argh!

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-AL:

-'Hang on, I got to see that again!

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'There he goes! Calm, relaxed...

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'Ben is none of these things. But wait a second.'

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I can't believe I'm doing this! This is Vegas, baby!

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I love it, I love it!

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DANCE MUSIC PLAYS

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HE SCREAMS

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Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! Oh! Oh!

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I loved it. I absolutely loved it.

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I don't know if these are tears of altitude

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or joy or fear or whatever.

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So, what do you say, round two, ready to jump again?

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Um, let's not be too hasty.

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'Right, that's enough of me wailing like a banshee for one show.

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'Time for someone else to break another record in...'

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-Officially...

-Record hungry.

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ROAR! Whoa!

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CHOMPING

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BELCHING

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There are some people in this world who have an unhealthy

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appetite for cereal... Not that kind! I mean SERIAL record-breaking.

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For some, it's all about daredevil stunts where their life

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hangs in the balance. But not this man.

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This lean, mean, record-setting machine is all about

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the world records he can achieve from the comfort of his own home

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and you know what that means - you too can try them.

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He's called Steve, he sizzles, it can only be -

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it MUST be, Sizzlin' Steve!

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And today, he's going to be hopefully constructing

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a record that will tower over all others when he attempts to

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build the tallest plastic cup pyramid in 30 minutes.

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So talk us through the technique.

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Get one plastic cup, put one next to it, put one on top of it,

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simple as that.

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Sounds easy, but then Steve's been dreaming of this record for years.

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To try this Guinness world record yourself,

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you'll need several hundred plastic cups, a kitchen floor,

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a lot of patience and ideally, no drafts.

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If he wants to be crowned the new King of Cups, Sizzlin' Steve

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needs to beat the current record of 652 cups stacked in half an hour.

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These are the rules:

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No glue or tape allowed,

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he can use both hands

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and Steve must build the correct pyramid shape.

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It's almost time,

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as Sizzlin' Steve prepares his cups...and focuses his mind.

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Tension is high, Sizzlin' Steve is down low.

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I think it's time to do this. OK, let's put 30 minutes on the clock.

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Thank you. Adjudicator Claire is here to monitor Steve's stacking.

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Three, two, one...go!

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DANCE MUSIC PLAYS

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'And he's off to a blistering start.

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'Steve's aim is to start with a square base

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'adding a layer at a time before finishing with one cup at the top.'

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CLOCK TICKS

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'Three minutes gone already and look at him go.

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'Steady stacking there, as you would expect from The Sizzler.'

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'That's not a yawn, no. That, my friends, is a silent cheer.'

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This one-man stacking machine has been going for about 15 minutes now.

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This takes truckloads of patience and concentration,

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which makes it really slow,

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unlike some of the other cup-stacking records

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that are really fast. Check this out.

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This is sport stacking. It's incredible.

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And no, we haven't sped this up.

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APPLAUSE

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Nor have we sped THIS up!

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However, Sizzlin' Steve's on fire with his pyramid build.

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Just look at this kitchen creation. Surely the record is his? Or is it?

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DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS

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MOURNFUL MUSIC PLAYS

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'Oh, no! This is a catastrophic cup collapse.'

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Can he recover and get another record?

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We'll find out in just a moment.

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But first, Haruka wants to see

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if you can guess how this next guy got his next record in...

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-Officially...

-What?

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Today's "Officially What?" stars this man.

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Jay Sloot from Australia.

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The question is what makes him a Guinness World Record holder?

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Well, it's something to do with his face. Looks pretty normal to me.

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But does this man have the world's biggest flared nostrils?

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The world's widest tongue? Or can he do the most ear flaps in a minute?

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Ewwww!

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Well, there's your answer. This is the world's widest tongue.

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Look at it, it's bigger than my face! It measures 7.9cm.

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I wonder if he also has the record for envelope-licking.

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You might think that the world's biggest tongue would be found

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in the world's widest mouth, but you'd be wrong.

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The world's biggest cakehole belongs to this man,

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Francisco Domingo Joaquim from Angola. Wow!

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Francisco can stretch his jaw of awe to a wacky width

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of 17cm. I dread to think what happens when he yawns!

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And I think he probably uses a broom instead of a toothbrush.

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OK, then, here's hoping Sizzlin' Steve has made progress

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while we've been examining these mighty mouths.

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'Thanks, Haruka, and welcome back, everyone

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'to our record-hungry Steve in his kitchen in Portsmouth.

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'When we left him, he had just nine minutes to go.

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'But then disaster struck.'

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To a mere mortal, that would be a setback.

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Not to Sizzlin' Steve. One man, one plan. Build a big pyramid of cups.

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'Now, he's rebuilding but time is not on The Sizzler's side.'

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'With just 30 seconds left,

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'can he set a new world record for the tallest plastic cup pyramid?'

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-CLAIRE:

-Five, four, three, two, one.

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Well, that's the 30 minutes done.

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-Sizzlin' Steve, how do you feel it went?

-Badly.

-Really, why is that?

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I just had a fall halfway through it and I couldn't recover from it.

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Let's not be too down about it just yet.

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Get the official word from adjudicator, Claire.

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-Claire, how did he do?

-The record to beat was 652.

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At the end of your 30 minutes, you had stacked 823 cups...

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TRIUMPHANT MUSIC

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VINYL SCRATCHES

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..but I'm afraid it was not the pyramid that we required.

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I'm sorry, no record this time.

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'So, a valiant effort from The Sizzle-Meister.

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'Sadly, though, the pyramid was not...um, a pyramid shape. Downer!

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'But Steve will be back soon trying to smash more world records

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'from his house.

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'Let's go back to Igor now to see if his mighty molars

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'can get him into the record books in...'

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Officially...strong!

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-Ah, phew!

-Part Two.

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BOY SCREAMS, GIRL LAUGHS

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Russian circus strongman, Igor Zaripov,

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is trying to set a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest

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-road vehicle pulled by his teeth. Not those!

-Oi!

-Sorry, Dave.

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And they don't come much heavier than a 14-ton bus.

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He's trained over many months for this record attempt but Igor

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has never actually pulled something this big with his teeth before.

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Does he have the mental - and dental - strength?

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Supporters are gathering hoping this man and his mouth will make history.

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-Igor, are you ready?

-Yes.

-Guys at home, are you ready?

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Good. Well, three, two, one, pull that bus!

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DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS

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'OK, here we go.'

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Oh, I actually do feel some movement.

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That could just be my breakfast but I think Igor's doing it.

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MUSIC FADES

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-It's on brakes.

-Still on brakes.

-I was told the brake's off.

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Is everything off? Where's the bus driver?

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So, we had a little dilemma there,

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we thought the brake might still be on, but it's not. Luckily.

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So, we're still going, Igor's...

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-IGOR GRUNTS

-..we're making some headway.

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DRAMATIC MUSIC RESUMES

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Just looking at Igor's face now.

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There's absolute strain etched there.

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You can only imagine what this is doing to his teeth.

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Go on, Igor!

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CHEERS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

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Come on, come on. Dig in.

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'Ooh, Igor's losing his footing there.'

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'The bus IS rocking

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'but he's got to get it a whole five metres over that yellow line.'

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-Go on, Igor!

-It's not.

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'Something's not right. Igor isn't happy.'

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One sec.

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'He's come all the way from America to pull a double-decker

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'five metres...and he's still got five metres to go.'

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'Whoa, and the hoodie's coming off, he means business.'

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Come on, Igor!

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'OK, let's go again.'

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It's just about getting the bus moving, that's what he needs.

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As soon as you can get a rhythm, hopefully you can keep that up.

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This is the hardest bit right now.

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Argh! I will move it.

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He can definitely move this bus.

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He knows he can, so there must be a problem somewhere,

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he's just trying to figure out what that is.

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'Igor and his team desperately need to find a solution

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'if he's going to stand a chance of breaking the record.

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'So Igor has plenty to chew on.

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'Join us later to see if he can pull this challenge back on track.

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'But now, here are some other people who've used their mighty faces

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'to get themselves records.'

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# We've all got beards

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-# And we're not afraid to use 'em

-# Use 'em

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# You might even suggest

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-# That we abuse 'em

-# Abuse 'em

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# There are those who might suppose it's slightly weird

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-# But the simple fact is...

-What?

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# We've all got record-breaking beards. #

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What about Ismael Rivas Falcon?

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# He was just a bearded boy from Spain

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# Who used his beard to pull a great, big train

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That's insane!

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# In Germany, the longest bearded chain

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# Was made by 20 bold Bavarians with glory on the brain

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-Breaking records with a beard.

-With a beard.

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-Facial follicles deserving to be cheered.

-To be cheered.

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# Ed Cahill had some toothpicks he could spare

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# He took 3,107 and stuck them in his facial hair

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# And if you thought a beard of bees was quite a dare

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# A cloak of over half a million bees

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# Was what Ruan Liangming from China chose to wear

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Un-bee-lievable!

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# We've all got beards

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-# And we're not afraid to use 'em

-# Use 'em

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# You might even suggest

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-# That we abuse 'em

-# Abuse 'em

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# There are those who might suppose it's slightly weird

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-# But the simple fact is...

-What?

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# We've all got record-breaking beards

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# But there's one final beardy scene-stealer

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# Who goes by the name of Wheeler

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# And if you think that 25cm beard is crazy...

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How about this?

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# It belongs to a lady

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HIGH VOICE: # We've all got beards

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-# And we're not afraid to use 'em

-# Use 'em

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# You might even suggest

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-# That we abuse 'em

-# Abuse 'em

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# There are those who might suppose it's slightly weird

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-# But the simple fact is...

-What?

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# We've all got record-breaking beards. #

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Time now for something...

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-Officially...

-Skilful.

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BOY SNEEZES

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-Grrr!

-Uh-oh!

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Think of some of the great magicians.

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Dynamo, David Blaine, Penn and Teller, Gandalf.

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Well, now there's a new kid on the block.

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Whoa! His name's Jordan Barker and here he is.

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16-year-old Jordan's here today hoping to break a world record

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using just a single playing card.

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Jordan isn't going to be doing tricks for his record attempt.

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Today, it's a genuine physical challenge,

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though if he gets it right, it will look magic.

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The record I'm trying is the highest throw of a playing card.

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That sounds pretty easy. I'm guessing, what, a couple of feet?

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Hopefully, about 15 to 20 metres. BEN LAUGHS

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That's outrageous. Why are we in a shopping centre?

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Well, it's really tall, there's no wind

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so nothing can affect the card on its flight up.

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The current Guinness World Record for the highest playing card thrown

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is held by Czech magician, Zdenek Bradac.

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Look around the eyes, not into the eyes.

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He managed to throw a playing card 8.2 metres into the air vertically.

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That's about the size of a giraffe standing on a table

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wearing stilettos.

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So, can 16-year-old Jordan break that world record today?

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To attempt this record, Jordan uses a special technique

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with two fingers, a flick of his wrist and his arm.

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A playing card is so light that Jordan needs to hold it

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carefully to keep it straight and help launch it into the air.

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The playing card must be from a brand-new pack

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and cannot be folded in any way to help it fly.

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-Jordan, are you happy?

-I'm ready.

-Well, then let's do this.

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HEARTBEATS

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'This is it, the moment of truth.

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'Remember, he's trying to beat 8.2 metres.'

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SHUFFLING CARDS

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Three, two, one, throw!

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'Look at it go!'

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-Oh, ho ho ho!

-Wow!

-That was amazing.

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-APPLAUSE

-That was great.

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'Unbelievable! Let's take a look at that again in slow motion.'

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'What a zinger!

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'He's nearly throwing his arm out of its socket to get that

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'card as high as possible.'

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'He's certainly done it

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'but let's get the official word from adjudicator, Liz.'

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I can confirm that the height that you reached today was...

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13.1 metres which means it's a brand new Guinness World Record title.

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Wahey!

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-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

-Whoo!

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-Jordan, how are you feeling now?

-Epic.

-"Epic", that's a good word.

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I think he's ace, and he's officially amazing.

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'From something you can try at home

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'to something you definitely shouldn't.

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'Back to the final instalment of our jaw-dropping,

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'jaw-clenching challenge in...'

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Officially...strong.

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Whoa!

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Part Three.

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BOY SCREAMS Ow!

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Igor Zaripov has been struggling to get a new Guinness World Record

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for the heaviest road vehicle pulled by human teeth over five metres.

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So far, it hasn't been going well.

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This is such a huge feat of physical strength and Igor's

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frustration is mounting as he hasn't been able to move the bus at all.

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-Argh!

-Has he bitten off more than he can chew?

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For the past hour or so, Igor and his team of experts have been

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trying to work out a possible solution.

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And it looks like they might have found one.

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We want to reverse it and have him enter it at this point

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and let him pull it from the back of the bus that way.

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Pulling the bus from the front was too difficult for Igor

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since most of the weight is at the back where the engine is.

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But is turning it around OK with the official adjudicator?

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Ben, is this within the rules?

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Yep, the guidelines make no distinction

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whether the bus is pulled forward or back so it's perfectly

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within the rules to turn the bus round and pull it in reverse.

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So Igor's preferred method of pulling the bus backwards is legal

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and his teeth are all set.

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But can he pull 14 tons of bus with them?

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Right, we're all strapped in at the back now. Igor's going for it.

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He's got to pull that bus over five metres to get the record.

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-Come on, Igor!

-CHEERING

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Come on! Look at it, it's moving, all right! Oh, look at this!

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And this has made all the difference.

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There's the line, there's the line. This could be a record. Go on, Igor!

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Keep going! Keep going. Look at this now, it is a dream.

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Igor looks like he's having a walk in the park. Oh, look at him move!

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I think this is it!

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'Yes, he's done it!'

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Oh! And look at the man. Look how happy he is.

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Well done, sir. Igor. Look at that, how do you feel?

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-CROWD:

-Igor, Igor!

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They're chanting your name!

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Igor, Igor, Igor!

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Igor, I can confirm this is

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an official Guinness World Records title.

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-Thank you so much.

-Thank you very much.

-That is amazing.

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That's the world record. World record-holder right here.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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'A great show and two great new world records to finish with.

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'See you next time for more officially amazing stuff,

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'like this.'

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# Igor was eager to leave us all impressed

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# He pulled a bus five metres with his teeth

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# He officially passed the test

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# Jordan let the playing card fly 13.1 metres high

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# Sizzlin' Steve's cup stacking was found to be sadly lacking

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# And ASIMO gave Haruka the run-around

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# It's all officially amazing! #

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# Amazing! #

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Ben Shires investigates the world of record breaking and record breakers. Ben is in London where Ben finds Igor Zaripov, a circus strongman renowned for feats of incredible human strength: using his teeth. He is attempting the Guinness World Record for the heaviest road vehicle pulled by teeth, in this case a bus weighing a teeth-wrenching 14 tonnes.

In Japan, Haruka meets the officially amazing Asimo, the world's fastest running humanoid robot. He is also, unofficially, the cutest. He invites Haruka to play some sport with him and shows her his unbelievable running skills.

Ben zips over to Las Vegas teaming up with Al to tackle the Stratosphere, the highest tower in the world you can jump from - wearing a safety harness. At 260 metres high, they're roughly the height of 60 of Igor's buses piled up. An awesome, blood-curdling challenge for the intrepid duo - officially frightening.

Record-breaking machine Sizzlin Steve is in Portsmouth for another attempt. With several hundred plastic cups at the ready he tries to sizzle to the record for the tallest plastic cup pyramid. Ben and the official adjudicator are there to see him sizzle.

16-year-old Jordan is a brilliant young magician who can do staggering tricks. He is doing something remarkable with a card but there's no magic involved. He attempts the record for the highest throw of a playing card. The record at the moment is 8.2 metres and Jordan is aiming between 15 and 20 metres. That will be magic, and Officially Amazing.


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