Thursday, January 31, 2008

Is it passion or stupidity

A man builds a 76-foot, 22,000-pound pencil. Why?

I couldn't read any further, it just seemed so ridiculous, then I saw "Twenty Craziest World Records", so bizarre I refused to scroll to the last ten, so did an edit.

Then it got me thinking... I can only speculate that it is their passion to be a winner. All that energy, all that preparation... Is there really a loser in these types of record attempts?

When you manage to stay connected to your Energy stream, you always win. And you know what, somebody else doesn't have to lose for you to win. There is always enough. - Abraham-Hicks Publications

Answer: It’s what he does.

Top Ten Craziest World Records as Recorded by Guinness and Other Resources

1. Heaviest weight lifted with a human beard: 130.2 lbs. by a man in Lithuania

2. Fastest time to solve a Rubik Cube blindfolded: 5 minutes 42 seconds by Ralf Laue in Los Angeles, CA

3. Most figure eights with a kite: 2,911 figure eights in one hour set in 1988 in Ocean City Maryland

4. Leapfrog over most standing people: Andy Wiltz leapfrogged over ten standing people at Seaman High School in Topeka Kansas. He got a running start to clear all ten heads in a row.

5. Longest midget toss: Yes, this is actually tossing a little person and it is an annual event. The record is 11 feet 5 inches.

6. Fastest Furniture: 87 mph. This sofa is actually street legal

7. Largest collection of belly button lint: Australian Graham Barker has been collecting for over 20 years and has more than half an ounce of the stuff.

8. Largest collection of paper and plastic bags: Heinz Schmidt-Bachem has collected 150,000 bags since 1975.

9. Most accurate value of Pi: The number is too large to list here but Japanese mathematicians have calculated the number to 206,158,430,000 decimal places.

10. Heaviest neck tumor: A West Virginia woman had a neck tumor for 22 years it kept her from leaving the house or doing anything. It weighed over 8 kg.

I been talking with the Boo for sometime, eleven years and some change. About making a difference, leaving your mark or making a statement by leaving no mark at all. Emi has heard this as well and it is interesting how we all find our way. The things we attempt, the things we do.

What drives us to do the things we do? Passion or Stupidity.

I think I'll pull my eleven-year-old out of school and paddle for 300 plus miles on ocean with bunch of other "passionate" folk and contemplate. Oh yea... we might be setting a record. Go figure.

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