Fastest Time To Recite "To Be Or Not To Be" Soliloquy While Balancing On A Rola Bola On A Picnic Table And Juggling Knives

United States Chad Lunders


Kansas City, Missouri, United States / October 3, 2009

Chad Lunders recited Shakespeare’s "To be, or not to be" soliloquy from Hamlet in 41.21 seconds while balancing on a rola bola[] board on top of a picnic table and juggling knives.

The record was set on October 3, 2009 at the Kansas City Juggling Festival[].


- must juggle at least three knives
- must recite soliloquy by memory

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  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    I've done 5 juggling knives on a rola bola but can't quote Shakespeare

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    I never get bored watching this video.

  • United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    Thank goodness you didn't fall... That's a long fall plus sharp knives hurdling at you...

  • United States Caitlin Walsh

    Caitlin Walsh

    The English major in me is appalled... but I can't not watch. Amazing.

  • United States Cameron Fowler

    Cameron Fowler

    I like how I'm on it for the last second.

  • To the guy with the bike who walked past in the background: who sees something like that happening and just keeps walking?

  • United States Mick Cullen

    Mick Cullen

    Wow. Just wow.

  • Chadley, You never cease to AMAZE!!!!!! Well Done!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks Billy! Do you need me to cut any Pink Lady Apples for you. I have my knives ready.

  • Amazing!!! Absolutely unbeatable, well done!!!

  • Chad, you are hilarious.

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