New York, New York, United States / June 25, 2009
Ahmir ’Questlove’ Thompson fit 101 afro picks in his afro at once, a new world record. He placed all the picks in the afro himself, receiving no outside assistance.
Thompson achieved the feat on June 25, 2009 in New York City while taping a URDB segment for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present to document the record and count the picks.
- no assistance from others permitted
- must use standard-sized fan-style picks with metal prongs
- may not use adhesives or external support
- all afro picks must remain in hair for at least five seconds
- all afro picks must be held up directly by hair
- must follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence