27 May 2008

The Longest Handshake

The American duo of Kevin Whittaker and Cory Jens gripped hands and waggled them for 9.5 hours, beating the previous record set by two Germans by a half hour. The Guinness Book of World Records must still confirm that Whittaker and Jens actually reached the pinnacle of handshaking endurance, but that didn't stop the friends from breaking out the bubbly.

"My elbow feels like it's about to fall off, but it was worth it," Whittaker said. "Some achievements are marked by small things. That can be a handshake, it can be a trip to the moon or a vaccine that cures a disease. We're part of that. It's epic because it's the first time this has been done in human history."

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