Greatest Backwards Bend In Top Joint Of Thumb

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Greatest Backwards Bend In Top Joint Of Thumb

United States Danny Infinite

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San Diego, California, United States / February 23, 2009

Pushing the limits of human thumb nimbleness, Danny Puskarcik bent back the top joint of his thumb 96 degrees, a new world record.

Puskarcik shattered the previous record by 12 degrees. This feat was completed on February 23, 2009 at Puskarcik’s home in San Diego, California. No witnesses were present.


- must show measurement
- must follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence


Tags: handthumbHuman Bodyfingersflexibilitybend

  • United States Taggart Bingham

    Taggart Bingham

    My thumb can easily pass 90 degrees but the criteria is ridiculously imprecise and can be easily manipulated by camera tricks.

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Criteria on this record needs to be specified in much more detail... I attempted this record and could beat the record with a camera angle trick - this record depends much on the camera angle of the photo, and more importantly where the angle is measured from. My lower thumb has a bit of skin that can be manipulated to change the angle if measured from the bottom... where is the angle measured from and to? The nail might be an indication but some have round some have flat nails... Either way it's nice to know I'm not the only one with a "weird" thumb, I always freaked people out at school with this one :)

  • United States Danny Infinite

    Danny Infinite

    I agree, that is NOT 70º at all. My record was better than that. I think I'm going to have to re-try this one. Pretty sure I can beat these guys.

  • That's not 70 degrees... That bend is measured from the bottom of his thumb! JUDGES!!!! RECOUNT!!!

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Very questionable. That doesn't look like a bend beyond 90 degrees. Video evidence might help.

  • I think I can beat that. WITH WITNESSES!!

  • Congrats!

  • United States Danny Infinite

    Danny Infinite

    I will bend my thumb for anyone, any time, any where. Haha!

  • Oh my. I thought I was the only one. I'm buying a protractor!

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Though PhotoShop certainly has magical powers, this record seems pretty real to me. I vote to approve it.

  • No witnesses?! I happen to know Danny has PhotoShop skills! :) Maybe I'm just jealous...

  • Ewww...

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