Man Sets Record After Fist Pumping For 17 Hours
For most of its history, the fist pump was limited to one or maybe two thrusts, usually after some sort of athletic or sexual achievement. Then came ‘Jersey Shore,’ which not only taught the world that there was a colony of Oompa Loompas living in the Garden State, but that given the correctly lit environment, the fist pump could keep going and going.
Now meet James Peterson, the unemployed electrician who recently set the Guinness World Record for fist pumping for 17 straight hours. To ensure he maintained perfect form as he executed the celebratory gesture, the Akron, Ohio man actually super-glued his fist together. “I used to hang light fixtures, so I am used to having my hands above my head,” he explained.
According to Peterson, this is the second time he has spent the better part of a day fist pumping.
“I did this on St. Patrick’s Day but it was not documented,” he explained. Ironically, we’re also quite grateful our St. Patrick’s Day behavior wasn’t documented on video.
To make sure he got credit this time, Peterson performed his act of endurance in a busy area of downtown Akron. He also had two people record his record attempt, and encouraged onlookers to sign his shirt.
Among the signees was former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, who resigned last year amid an NCAA investigation into the OSU football program. Given Tressel’s involvement in the stunt, we suspect Peterson will eventually be forced to vacate the record.