According to wire service reports, a New York man has set a record for the most records in the Guinness Book of World Records. His name is Ashrita Furman, and he is the first person to hold 100 records at the same time. His records include a mass poetry reading of the poem “Precious” in 111 languages, 27,000 jumping jacks in five hours, and eating 38 M&Ms with chopsticks in one minute.
Furman has held 234 total records, but many have been broken. He is quoted as saying, “I believe we all have an inner strength that we very rarely use.” He also said, “I just love the challenge of trying to be the best in the world in something.” While we might question the need to be the best at something rather than to simply do our best, we would all probably agree that we have inner strength we rarely use.