It never ceases to amaze me what people will get up to in order to secure a place, if only for a while, in the Guinness World Record book.
Sometimes it doesn’t always go to plan. Take poor old Carlos Silver, a singer from the Dominican Republic.
He was attempting to smash Sunil Waghmore’s record, set in the Indian city of Nagpur in March 2012, of singing non-stop for 105 hours. All seemed to be going well for Carlos when he broke the 106 hour barrier.
Unfortunately, in order for a record to stand it has to be verified by officials from Guinness. Carlos’ problems started when they were shown a video of his performance and noted that he was taking breaks of up to two minutes between a song. The rules are very clear on that point; the singer can only take a break of up to 30 seconds. The hard-hearted men from Guinness had no option but to disqualify Carlos, the second time he has failed to secure the record.
Never mind, I’m sure he consoled himself by humming “Always look on the bright side of life”.