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NFL Pro Bowlers set Guinness World Records with shoes and piñatas

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There are some weird Guinness World Records out there.

From the record for most apples crushed with a bicep, to the longest jump by a cat, to the biggest Afro (held by a white dude!), the list of silly superlatives fills one of the most entertaining tomes in the bookstore each year.

Thanks to the NFL Pro Bowl, two more records were added Saturday — and curiously they have nothing to do with football.

Believe it or not, two players have established new records for “fastest time to knock down five piñatas” and “fastest time to lace up a pair of shoes.”

Derek Carr, Raiders quarterback, took a whack at the piñatas first. The record stipulated that the winner must spin around three times before taking their swing, then the piñata must fully break open and all the candy within must land on the ground.

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Carr broke open the piñatas the same way his passes have broken open so many Raiders games during his career in the NFL:

Packers defensive end Mike Daniels was next to take a shot at the piñata record, but his record-breaking time was disqualified after he failed to spin three times.

Daniels, tongue firmly in cheek, was less than pleased about it.

Daniels, however, did not go home empty-handed. He earned a place in the record books as the fastest person to lace up a shoe.

Which, for those of us with the depth perception of a drunk cyclops, is one heck of an impressive “feet.”

If you’d like to set or break a world record of your own, there is a set of guidelines available on the official Guinness World Records site, including the process for inviting a record adjudicator to both certify the attempt and make for one heck of a media opportunity if you’re looking to get yourself on the local news.

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So if you have some weird bodily feature, special talent, incredible animal, or you’re just the best piñata breaker in the history of Mexican birthday parties, you can give it your best shot.

After all, we live in a world where everyone is special, and there’s tremendous media value in breaking a record. Maybe I’ll get my name in the book for  most sports articles written by a freelancer in a single day.

How ’bout it, Wildcard editors?

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Boston born and raised, Fox has been writing about sports since 2011. He covered ESPN Friday Night Fights shows for The Boxing Tribune before shifting focus and launching Pace and Space, the home of "Smart NBA Talk for Smart NBA Fans", in 2015. He can often be found advocating for various NBA teams to pack up and move to his adopted hometown of Seattle.
Boston born and raised, Fox has been writing about sports since 2011. He covered ESPN Friday Night Fights shows for The Boxing Tribune before shifting focus and launching Pace and Space, the home of "Smart NBA Talk for Smart NBA Fans", in 2015. He can often be found advocating for various NBA teams to pack up and move to his adopted hometown of Seattle.
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Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Nevada-Reno
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Seattle, Washington
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