Florida residents Tyler Phillips set the world record on London, England on Wednesday for “most consecutive cars jumped over on a pogo stick,” by jumping over five London taxis.
The dramatic second was recorded on film and uploaded on Instagram via Guinness World Records, the “global authority on record-breaking achievements since 1955.” Since then the post has received more than 200,000 views as well as more than 18,000 likes.
“Standing at nearly 2m [6.5 feet] tall and 1.6m [5.2 feet] wide, the five electric London cabs made for challenging hurdles,” GWR announced via its site.
Yet, Phillips managed to leap over all five, and even flip over the previous car.
On the clip, he is presented with an official award by an employee of the GWR staff. The employee says: “You had to beat four times, and today, you have beaten five. That’s why we’re congratulating you. incredible!”
In a discussion that he had with GWR, Phillips mentioned it “took a long time to train for this record.”
“To practice, I set up pogo sticks figuring out the width of a car,” the man said. “I’d have several. It was so strange and made me feeling a bit anxious however, once I arrived here and was driving the cars it felt much more comfortable. The training on this race was much more difficult then actually doing the record.”
According to GWR this week, it was the 18th year of Guinness World Records Day, that “commemorates the day Guinness World Records became the best-selling copyright book of all time.”
The company claimed that, since the publication of its first edition in 1955, more than 143 million copies the report’s ebook have been bought across more than 100 countries.
Phillips was not the only person to shatter records regarding holiday time. Reuters stated the fact that British athlete Ashley Johnson “broke his own record for the farthest backflip between two horizontal bars when he managed to propel himself 6 meters [19.7 feet] through the air.”
In addition, 32-year-old Laura Biondo set the report for “most double ‘around the world’ ball control tricks in one minute achieved by a female,” and China’s Zhang Shuang pulled a automobile for 50 meters in one min and 13.27 seconds while walking in his hands.
On GWR’s Instagram website, GWR shared a video of Ayoub Touabe establishing the world record to record “most single leg backward somersaults in 30 seconds.”