Guinness world record for nut-cracking with Nunchucks

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Nunchuks are one of the most famous weapons from the Okinawan martial arts, becoming synonymous with the legendary Bruce Lee after hit films such as Enter the Dragon and Game of Death.

Fast forward to the present day there are many skilled practitioners all over the world with a handful of them having held Guinness World Records.

The first Guinness World Record involving a nunchuck was set in 2000 in Beijing, China by martial artist Wang Hong Xin who smashed a total of 49 walnuts in one minute – a record he held for a nutty fourteen years.

Then in 2014, the record was broken by Samuel Sprague of Texas who smashed a total of 62 walnuts in one minute giving him the title.

But that record wouldn’t last long as a martial artist from Pakistan named Mujibur Hassan Mughal went completely nuts and smashed the prior record by achieving a total of 97 smashed walnuts within one minute giving him the Guinness World Record in 2015 – a record he still holds to this day.

Watch him crack the world record below.

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records and national records, both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. As of the 2016 edition, it is now in its 62nd year of publication. The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums.  The popularity of the franchise has resulted in Guinness World Records becoming the primary international authority on the cataloging and verification of a huge number of world records. [Source: Wiki]

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