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.
Adam Moreno bent back the top joint of his thumb 84 degrees.
Semlir Kostic uses one hand to bend back his other thumb 150 degrees.
The record was documented on April, 29 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tai Star balanced a keyboard on the tip of his thumb for five minutes, 56.81 seconds. He performed this feat while kneeling.
Alex Stott performed 86 over-the-thumb pen spins in one minute.
Brian Pankey balanced a computer keyboard on his thumb tip while
balancing on a rola bola in 29.87 seconds.
Karen Wilkinson completed 12 tandem ThumbAround pen spins in 30 seconds.
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.
Brian Pankeybalanced a cup of tea atop a three-foot pole on the edge of
his thumb for three minutes, 59.20 seconds.
Doug McManaman balanced seven golf balls on his thumb for 1 minute
and 37.52 seconds.
Callie Bracewell completed 49 reverse thumb pikes in 30 seconds.The feat
was done during the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
Stephen Kessler gripped seven Nintendo 64 cartridges between his
thumb and index finger and held them upside down.
Doug McManaman balanced a sword on a pool cue on his thumb for four
minutes, 27.9 seconds.
Irakli Vekua of Georgian Records Federation completed 48 thumb push-ups in 30 seconds.
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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