When I was 13… well, I can’t really recall what I was doing at the horrible age of 13, but I sincerely doubt I was shooting for a Guinness World Record title. I don’t even understand how this kid came up with the idea for this. If you think about it, it is rather gross.
“A 13-year-old boy is claiming the world record for blowing balloons with his nose. Using one nostril at a time, Andrew Dahl inflated 213 balloons within an hour… in the town’s public library. His feat has been submitted for review by Guinness World Records.”
Andrew had to blow up each balloon to about 8 inches, and tie them off himself. He had previously tried for the record in February, but was disqualified on a technicality. The teenager had handed off the balloons to his father to tie (all 184 of them), instead of tying the rubber air bladders himself.
This time his father measured, his mother counted, and Andrew exhaled a lot of air. Apparently he wanted to know if all the blowing counted as trumpet practice. I will – in the pretense of dignity – refrain from any off-color jokes.