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(Mirror.co.uk)   Adventurer travels the globe to 201 countries without flying in 1,426 days.... and for what? To get voted down by Guinness World Records rules   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 24
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2013-02-05 10:04:10 AM
ludges[sic] rejected his attempt as he crossed into Russia illegally

...in Russia, record break YOU.
 
2013-02-05 10:06:35 AM
I really don't imagine that he is too bothered.  Yeah, he'd probably like to be in the records but I very much doubt that was the only reason he went through all that.  I reckon the memories he'll have will quite nicely ease his rejection by Guinness.
 
2013-02-05 10:07:42 AM
All that exotic travel, WASTED!
 
2013-02-05 10:13:03 AM
It's a stupid record anyway.

/you used to be cool, Guinness
 
2013-02-05 10:15:55 AM
Jeez, hitting all of those countries until itself is farking awesome.  Why would anyone want to sully that awesomeness by turning it into a cheap entry in the Guinness World Record rag?
 
2013-02-05 10:16:00 AM
Sounds like a great experience. Who gives a shiat if he's in a record book that let's face it, no one but the winners gives a shiat about. There's a record for "Farthest squirting of milk from the eye", ffs.
 
2013-02-05 10:20:22 AM

abhorrent1: It's a stupid record anyway.

/you used to be cool, Guinness


I heard somewhere, I forget where, that the Guinness Book of Records was created as the result of an argument in a pub about some superlative or other. The guy from Guinness (the brewer) wanted a book listing all the tallest, fastest, smartest, whatever, to settle bar bets.

But later, or so I heard, Guinness (the publisher) has banned all records related to drinking, to avoid lawsuitsnot encourage binge drinking.

Dunno if that's technically "irony" or not. But now I want a Guinness (the stout).
 
2013-02-05 10:21:12 AM
He should've asked the judges instead.
 
2013-02-05 10:21:36 AM
I would love to be able to spend nearly 4 years traveling

/Did the nice folks at Guinness at lest give him a bar towel, bet the have a few extras
 
2013-02-05 10:33:49 AM

abhorrent1: It's a stupid record anyway.

/you used to be cool, Guinness


Yeah, the Guinness Book of World Records went to crap over a decade ago.

I remember when I was a kid, that book was a cool handbook of all kinds of neat records, jam-packed with cool stuff, a lot like an almanac.  The whole point of the book, originally, was to settle bar bets. It was a book you could keep in your jacket pocket or behind the bar.

Then somewhere around the turn of the millennium it became this big glossy book with a lot fewer records.  They covered a lot fewer records in favor of more pictures.  They got rid of categories they considered unsafe, or illegal, or just wanted to be rid of.  It's no longer a book you can keep behind the bar or in your jacket pocket, it's some big book to rest on a coffee table or go in a bookcase.
 
2013-02-05 10:35:36 AM

Silverstaff: abhorrent1: It's a stupid record anyway.

/you used to be cool, Guinness

Yeah, the Guinness Book of World Records went to crap over a decade ago.

I remember when I was a kid, that book was a cool handbook of all kinds of neat records, jam-packed with cool stuff, a lot like an almanac.  The whole point of the book, originally, was to settle bar bets. It was a book you could keep in your jacket pocket or behind the bar.

Then somewhere around the turn of the millennium it became this big glossy book with a lot fewer records.  They covered a lot fewer records in favor of more pictures.  They got rid of categories they considered unsafe, or illegal, or just wanted to be rid of.  It's no longer a book you can keep behind the bar or in your jacket pocket, it's some big book to rest on a coffee table or go in a bookcase.


There needs to be a Guinness record for most ass kickings of a deserving corporate exec for that decision
 
2013-02-05 10:41:46 AM
Graham Hughes, 33, spent four years on the challenge, which lost him his job and his girlfriend and saw him behind bars twice.

So, moronic AW makes horrible life choices.  These things happen.
And what's with the Guinness hate?  That's just weird.  I liked it until season three when the writing went to shiat.  If you still watch that show you are stupid.
 
2013-02-05 10:50:49 AM
 
2013-02-05 10:53:08 AM
To manage that without being imprisoned for espionage, having a body part amputated, getting a tropical disease or freezing to death is the real accomplishment.
 
2013-02-05 11:10:05 AM
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Is he a member of the Super Adventure Club?
 
2013-02-05 11:11:51 AM

Mugato: Sounds like a great experience. Who gives a shiat if he's in a record book that let's face it, no one but the winners gives a shiat about. There's a record for "Farthest squirting of milk from the eye", ffs.


I remember seeing a lovely terpsichorean ecdysiast, named 'mouse' do a world record attempt squirting milk from her 'little brown eye' at a 'specialist club' back in 2007. I doubt it made the Guinness book, though...(I wonder if she still holds that record?)
 
2013-02-05 11:24:33 AM
So what is the actual record for?  The number of countries visited or the number of days taken to do it?
 
2013-02-05 11:26:52 AM

rev. dave: To manage that without being imprisoned for espionage,


He was. RTFA
 
2013-02-05 11:27:23 AM

trappedspirit: Graham Hughes, 33, spent four years on the challenge, which lost him his job and his girlfriend and saw him behind bars twice.

So, moronic AW makes horrible life choices.  These things happen.
And what's with the Guinness hate?  That's just weird.  I liked it until season three when the writing went to shiat.  If you still watch that show you are stupid.


You sound fat.
 
2013-02-05 11:29:37 AM
So, he accomplished something and can't be an AW about it? I'm really OK with that.
 
2013-02-05 11:38:10 AM
So? Guinness World Records doesn't de ide what the record is, they just record it. He still has the record.
 
2013-02-05 11:48:08 AM
he's resubmitted with picture of legal entry into russia, so theres that at least.
 
2013-02-05 02:38:55 PM
After the letter he got the bus to Poland and made the crossing officially.

He went to Kaliningrad? Pft. Tell me when he goes to real Russia
 
2013-02-05 05:46:21 PM
Broktun: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 512x384]

Is he a member of the Super Adventure Club?


And so he went on to live forever till he was hit by a train in 1892
 
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