Thumb World Records

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135 Records Found

Shortest Thumb

00:38 United States

Pushing the physical limits of mankind, Jesse James sets a world record for the shortest thumb on a fully grown human. James’ thumb, which measures just 1 1/2 inches in length, was documented at the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada on August 29, 2008. Dan Rollman and Tonya Zohba, Executive Committee Members of the Playa Book of Records, were on hand to measure and videotape the record-setting digit. #BM2008

Greatest Backwards Bend In Top Joint Of Thumb


Adam Moreno bent back the top joint of his thumb 84 degrees.

Greatest Assisted Thumb Bend

United States

Semlir Kostic uses one hand to bend back his other thumb 150 degrees. The record was documented on April, 29 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Longest Time Balancing A Computer Keyboard On Tip Of Thumb While Kneeling

06:11 United States

Tai Star balanced a keyboard on the tip of his thumb for five minutes, 56.81 seconds. He performed this feat while kneeling.

Most Over-The-Thumb Pen Spins In One Minute

01:19 United States

Alex Stott performed 86 over-the-thumb pen spins in one minute.

Longest Time To Balance A Computer Keyboard On Thumb While Balancing On A Rola Bola

00:51 United States

Brian Pankey balanced a computer keyboard on his thumb tip while balancing on a rola bola in 29.87 seconds.

Most Tandem ThumbAround Pen Spins In 30 Seconds

00:12 Canada

Karen Wilkinson completed 12 tandem ThumbAround pen spins in 30 seconds.

Longest Time To Balance A Keyboard On Tip Of Thumb While Spinning A Toothbrush In Other Hand While Kneeling

01:39 United States

Brian Pankey balanced a keyboard on the tip of his thumb for one minute, 25.68 seconds while spinning a toothbrush in his other hand while kneeling.

Longest Time To Balance Cup Of Tea On Thumb

07:33 United States

Brian Pankeybalanced a cup of tea atop a three-foot pole on the edge of his thumb for three minutes, 59.20 seconds.

Longest Time To Balance Seven Golf Balls On Thumb

03:35 Canada

Doug McManaman balanced seven golf balls on his thumb for 1 minute and 37.52 seconds.

Most Reverse Thumb Pikes In 30 Seconds

01:06 United States

Callie Bracewell completed 49 reverse thumb pikes in 30 seconds.The feat was done during the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

Most Nintendo 64 Cartridges Held Upside Down Between Thumb And Index Finger

00:16 United States

Stephen Kessler gripped seven Nintendo 64 cartridges between his thumb and index finger and held them upside down.

Longest Time To Balance A Sword On A Pool Cue On Thumb

06:42 Canada

Doug McManaman balanced a sword on a pool cue on his thumb for four minutes, 27.9 seconds.

Most Consecutive Thumb Push-Ups

00:34 Georgia

Irakli Vekua of Georgian Records Federation completed 48 thumb push-ups in 30 seconds.

Longest Two-Thumb Plank On Concrete

03:22 Canada

Darryl Learie performed a two-thumb plank exercise without using his other eight fingers. He remained balanced in position for three minutes, 5.71 seconds.

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