Episode 8 Officially Amazing


Episode 8

Ben, Al and Haruka witness record attempts from around the world. Acrobatic couple Donovan and Rebecca return with a musical endurance record.


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# Officially, officially, officially... Amazing! #

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Ha ha ha ha...

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Welcome to Officially Amazing, your personal tour guide through

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the dangerously dazzling world of records.

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Today, we welcome back awesome acrobatic duo, Donovan and Rebecca

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who are going to be attempting something truly...

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Offically Amazing!

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Here's what's coming up on today's show!

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Yes! Donovan and Rebecca are back with a muscular musical record.

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And Big Z and Thor continue their two man war on white goods.

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First though, things are about to get messy in the bunker.

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Ah, ah...Ahhh...

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LAUGHS

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As surely as day follows night,

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so our Fearsome Threesome battle for glory once again.

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Competing for world record titles that you could try at home.

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They are...

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Revolutionary US Ray,

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Sizzlingly Still Steve,

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and our Triple Champion, Cherry!

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This is...

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Previously on Officially Competitive...

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Mr Cherry Pants

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pogoed his way to success, and the second world record of the series.

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And more importantly, got the

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crucial competitive point to put

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himself right back in the competition

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But today, things get terrifying!

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We have no clue, no idea,

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and probably no hope, because it's Secret Surprise Record time...

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And we're particularly dreading this one, because we've been asked to don

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these rather fetching overalls, and we still have no idea why.

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'Blindfolds on, to the bunker, comrades! Our fate awaits.'

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-Oh...

-Aw great!

-The record is...

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-Ray, Sizzler, and Cherry, will be throwing...

-Ha ha!

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This record requires similar skill to the wet sponges record

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we have all attempted twice.

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Unfortunately for Team UK, Ben has TWICE been

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disqualified for stepping over the red line!

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LAUGHS

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So, tactically speaking, what are we going to do?

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-Fast and quickly, I think.

-Fast AND quickly?

-Accuracy does help as well.

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Accuracy, ok, now we're adding to the list. Anything else?

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Just hoping that you don't cross the line.

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AWKWARD! But there's nothing awkward about team USA.

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I'm a little scared now that whatever you're throwing's

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-gonna hit me in the face.

-Oh, it's supposed to.

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-I'll take it in the face for victory.

-USA...

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For the USA I'll take it in the face all day.

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Sorry boys, Team Japan are hungry for a foam pie facial!

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Surely, this one will be ours, no?

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-TRANSLATION:

-The cream pies are very tricky to throw,

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but, I'll have a good crack at it anyhow.

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-We'll do it!

-Yes! Team Japan!

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-Pie!

-TRANSLATION: Pie.

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For a serious task, serious rules apply.

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Only pies that hit the target participant

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full in the face will be valid.

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The players must be at least 1.5 metres apart.

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And if either participant touches their red line,

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the whole attempt will be disqualified.

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The target for this new world record is 40 pies in 30 seconds.

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-Team UK are up first.

-3...2...1...GO!

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CLAXON SOUNDS

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Oh, a classic behind table underarm flip technique.

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-But Steve's underarm flip is flopping!

-Higher Sizzler!

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Ah! Too high!

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It grazed the quiff, but the pie escapes un-splattered.

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Sizzler's lobbing at an implausible rate here.

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Some great hits, but way to many misses.

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Ben has no idea what's going on! He's in a shaving foam snowstorm.

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-5...4...3...

-A late flurry of splats, but oh dear!

-What?

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BUZZER SOUNDS

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-That looks like a foot over the line, Betty Boy! Haha, again!

-No...

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-Team UK are in meltdown!

-And I just smashed my specs! A metaphor for our

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-shattered dreams.

-Surely, we can't do any worse than that.

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Pie me like a champion!

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-Pie!

-TRANSLATION: Pie.

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-REFEREE: Team Japan, are you ready?

-Yes!

-TRANSLATION: Yes.

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3...2...1...GO! CLAXON SOUNDS

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-And that's a miss!

-And another.

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It's worse than that, Al, check out his foot in this replay.

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Looks like it's on the line to me, and I'd know.

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It could already be over for Team Japan.

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So there's a chance

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I just got a mouthful of cream for nothing?!

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'Fraid so!

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-But Cherry's on a roll now...

-He selects a pie, eyes his target and...

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BOOM!

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Bazookas Haruka!

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ALL: Ahhh...

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A hearty effort from Team Japan, but...

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Have they got one foot in DQ territory?

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There will be no line-crossing issues for Team USA.

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Ray's moved the pie table back to give himself more space.

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-And you, Al?

-I stay still, and wait for Ray to pie me good.

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-"Do nothing," a classic Jackson approach.

-Yep, suck it up DQ Boy!

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CLAXON SOUNDS

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-Oh, a chin-grazer!

-But that's full-contact and so's that!

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A full arm-extension from Ray there,

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sending the plate hurtling into Al's motionless mug.

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Hmm...Ray's not pieing him full in the face,

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but still, Al doesn't budge.

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Deviating from the pie plan is not an option.

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REFEREE: 5...4...

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But that's a splendid splodger,

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and that's known in the trade as a "gloopy drooper".

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REFEREE:..3...2...1... Stop!

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CLAXON SOUND

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And Ray leaves Al looking like a slightly melted Abominable Snowman.

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Get yourself clean, Abominib-Al, time to find out

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if anyone got close to that 40 Pie target.

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There were no records broken.

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So, who got the all-important Officially Competitive

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-point at least?

-Well, two of the teams were disqualified.

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Shockwaves reverberate around the bunker at the double DQ!

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The winning team, with a total of eight successful throws is...

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A mere 32 short of the record...

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is...Team USA!

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Another proud victory for the USA!

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Puts Ray joint with Steve at the top of the table!

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Both Team UK AND Team Japan got nine foam pie hits to the face

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meaning we would have won if it weren't for those pesky lines!

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Or those pesky feet, huh Ben?

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Who knows what will happen next time

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when our competitors bid for glory with their bottoms.

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For now it's Round 2 of our Italian Behemoth-Off.

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Ow!

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Last time they fought it out by fridge carrying,

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and now they are back.

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Yes, it's Nordic Nutcracker, Thor,

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versus the Lithuanian Leviathan Zydrunas Savickas.

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Today, Big Z and Thor will

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compete for the record for the...

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Just watch Thor trying to psych out his opponents.

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I am the future!

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But Big Z's not concerned.

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Face of Granite.

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Big Z will throw first,

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and the washing machines are just like the one you might have at home.

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Not that you should ever try this!

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It's a "tumble-flyer!"

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-That machine will never remove gravy stains again.

-Amazing!

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Did he throw it further than the 4.01 metre record?

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We'll find out later, because right now, it's Thor-O'Clock!

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He's good with fridges, but what about washing machines?

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They're a completely different kind of domestic appliance.

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One to Thor-get for the big man. He's well short.

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Plenty of height there, but not much distance.

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Here goes Big Z with his final attempt.

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There's still water pouring out of this one.

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It's as if Big Z ripped the machine straight from the wall!

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-Ohh! What a throw!

-But Big Z is down!

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Looks like he's blown a buttock. The ultimate sacrifice!

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Can Thor capitalise? He needs something special.

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And that wasn't it.

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But has Big Z beaten 4.01 metres for a new World Record?

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Of course he has! 4.13 metres, a sensational display of strength.

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And here's another,

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although hopefully your buttocks will be blown.

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We first met husband and wife team Rebecca

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and Donovan in Series 4, when they completed 52 spins

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on a Spanish web to smash their own World Record.

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Today, they bring us the blissful union of acrobatics and vocal

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melody we've all been dreaming of in the record for...

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And here's what that muse acrobatic magic looks and sounds like.

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# I'm only human... #

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Stunning.

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It is a delight to have you back on Officially Amazing.

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So what's harder then? Holding a note, or holding your wife?

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Holding a wife while holding a note.

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THEY LAUGH

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So, you're holding your wife up with one hand.

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What are you doing at that point Rebecca?

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Once I hit the position I try and be as still as possible,

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because any movement from me is going

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to affect Donovan's strength and his breath control.

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-Can't wait to see it from you both, good luck.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

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And here are the rules.

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A person weighing at least 40kg must be

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held above the singers head throughout the attempt.

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And the singer must maintain a constant

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pitch at a volume of at least

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80 decibels.

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That's equivalent to the

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noise of a passing freight train!

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TRAIN NOISE

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To set this new world record, Donovan needs to hold the note

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and Rebecca for...

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And for this unique record, we've drafted in decibel expert

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and member of the official adjudicator house band, Sam,

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and his trusty decibel reader. The time starts

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when Donovan reaches the magic 80 decibels

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# You know...

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And we're off! Powerful in three ways.

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Physical, audibly, and emotionally.

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Meanwhile, just one small movement from Rebecca could spell disaster.

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DONOVAN CONTINUES TO SING IN BACKGROUND

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CLAXON SOUNDS

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Donovan's mighty lungs can do no more.

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He didn't drop Rebecca, so I think we're good on the holding

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a person element, but how was that note?

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The sound pressure level dipped below 80 decibels,

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ending the attempt at a time of...

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Excruciating scenes as Donovan falls short by just 2.62 seconds!

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On attempt 2... DONOVAN SINGS IN BACKGROUND

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Donovan sang for 26.81 seconds, unfortunately though,

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he sang like this...

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DONOVAN'S VOICE CRACKS

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That's not a constant pitch, you don't

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get anything for a Mariah Carey impression in this game.

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So, with one attempt too short, and one too warbly,

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can Donovan get it right on the third and final attempt?

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# HUMANS...

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A confident start.

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DONOVAN CONTINUES TO SING

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Holding a note for this long requires ludicrous lung strength.

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Let alone holding someone in the air one handed!

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Masterfully muscular musical moments.

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CLAXON SOUNDS

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-...And that's it!

-Wow!

-It sounded great to me, but was it valid?

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And did Donovan and Rebecca reach that 25 second target?

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Final time was a total of

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28.4, which is

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-a brand-new Guinness World Record time!

-Donovan and Rebecca aced it!

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Over three second more than they needed!

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A fantastically hard fought record. Only human?

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You're super-human to us.

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And we'll see you next time for more rambunctious records like these...

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# Well there was a nasty surprise involving shaving foam pies.

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# Our competitors aimed for the face.

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# They all really tried but with two disqualified,

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# the USA won the pie flinging race.

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# The incredible Donovan held a note and a person.

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# With Rebecca held up high, they broke the record on their third

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# try, and Big Z's mighty throwing blew a buttock.

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# But here come the rubbish bits...

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# The outtakes! #

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FART NOISE

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SCREAMS

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This is weird and slightly scary but fun!

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Acrobatic couple Donovan and Rebecca return with an astounding, and musical, endurance record. The presenters join in with a very messy foam pie-throwing record. Plus a ferocious washing machine-throwing competition.


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