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Ashrita Furman

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16, 1954
Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, NY


Professional world-record-breaker who, as of 2014, had set over five hundred Guinness World Records and had maintained his hold on nearly two hundred of them.

Before Fame

He set his first Guinness World Record in 1979, when he performed twenty-seven-thousand jumping jacks. Half a decade later, he set the world record for jumping underwater on a pogo stick.


At the Great Wall of China, he set the world record for the quickest mile hopped on a kangaroo ball.

Family Life

He was born in Brooklyn New York and, as a child, was fascinated by the Guinness Book of World Records, which came into existence in the year of his birth.

Associated With

He and "World's Tallest Woman," Cammie Lusko, both appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records.