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By now, you may be familiar with David Rush. The electrical engineer from Idaho keeps himself busy by breaking world records. Rush has broken more than 200 Guinness records to promote STEM education and his videos are very popular. One of his specialties is juggling. He does it with bowling balls, axes, blindfolded, etc.

David’s latest feat is truly impressive. According to UPI, he recently retook a Guinness World Records title by walking 3,257 feet with a non-powered lawnmower balanced on his chin. Read that sentence again. He has also done his balancing act with a chainsaw and a bicycle.

Rush had originally set the record by walking 656 feet with a non-powered lawnmower on his chin, but the record was later taken by someone who managed to walk 912 feet. This time, he nearly quadrupled it. David walked 2 1/2 laps around a track with the lawnmower balanced on his chin for a Guinness World Record-setting total of 3,257 feet.

Believe it or not, this new record was a bit of a letdown for David. He was 7 meters (23 feet) short of hitting his personal goal of 1 kilometer, or 3,280.84 feet. Maybe he can try it again while juggling knives. I bet he’d be up for the challenge.