Longest Continuous Inflation Of A Hot Water Bottle Until It Bursts

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Lakeland, Florida, United States / September 9, 2012

John S. used his breath to continuously inflate a hot water bottle. The bottle burst at the three minute, 12.15 second mark.

- must inflate a hot water bottle until it pops
- must use breath to inflate bottle, mechanical means not permitted
- may not let bottle deflate at any time once attempt begins
- must keep lips on bottle for duration of attempt
- must provide video evidence


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  • France Guillaume Bourgeois

    Great strength and endurance pulmonary!! Congratulations John!!

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    This record makes no sense to me. Is it the slowest time to time to blow up a water bottle until it pops? That could take hours, no? It's definitely not the fastest time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3aQdh1QfHo

    • United States Clint Poore

      Dan, I can understand that. I have blown up more hot water bottles than I can remember, some go fairly quickly and others take a considerable amount of time. The ones where it takes 2 minutes or more are excruciatingly painful and leave welts and sometimes draw blood from where they smack the skin upon explosion. The goal is to blow it up the Hot Water Bottle quickly but sometimes they turn into a feat of tremendous endurance.

    • Canada Dan Rollman

      Clint, we've tweaked the title based on your feedback. How do you feel about it?

    • United States Clint Poore

      Sounds good but if its permissible could it say LONGEST instead of slowest. The reason is because there is no way of knowing when it will burst. Blowing up a Hot Water Bottle is dangerous and also an imperfect science.

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