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Most American Pennies Balanced On Elbow And Caught

United States Tristan French


San Luis Obispo, California, United States / March 30, 2009

Tristan French balanced 29 American pennies on his elbow and caught them.

French set the record on March 30, 2009 in San Luis Obispo, California. David Marusiak was present to document the record and count the pennies.

  • United States kendall cordes

    kendall cordes

    how tall is 51 pennies? i use £1 coins of similar height. what is the measurement in mm? also, anyone that questions the balancing, you try it!!!

  • United States K Cameron Dean

    K Cameron Dean

    he didn't balance them long enough, i call shenanigans

  • I agree with all of u the record is 'balancing' pennies on the elbow im only 13 and i can do 31 BALANCING them on my elbow

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Yeah, I don't feel great about this submission. I'd like to see Tom do it again, and add a rule that the stack must be clearly balanced on the elbow before the coins are snatched.

  • United States G Christopher

    G Christopher

    technically he did snatch it off of his elbow, but the pennies definitely were not "balanced", at all.

  • The time between the left-handed penny release to the right-handed penny capture is suspiciously fast. What do others think?

  • I am pretty sure the image in the bottom left is Tony Danza not John Stamos. I vote we reduce the count to 52.

  • o-mazing

  • Go Tristan! :D

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