A man from the United States has broken a Guinness World Record by holding 150 lit candles in his mouth for 30 seconds. According to a report in IPUDavid Rush of Idaho has already broken 250 records to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.
Mr Rush told the outlet that he tried the same record before in December, but failed because some of the candles fell out of his mouth. “The weight of all the candles was intense and I had over 10 minutes of salivating, making the candles slippery in my mouth,” Mr Rush said.
“Only 5 seconds later I could feel them slipping off, so I had to squeeze even harder and bite down with my teeth to keep them from falling off,” he added.
Mr Rush also said that despite wearing goggles during the effort, he had to deal with toxic fumes and the candles becoming slippery from his saliva.
A video of this record was posted by Mr. Rush himself on YouTube three days ago.
“David Rush reclaims Guinness World Records title for most lit candles in mouth,” the caption read.
The video shows Mr Rush counting the candles and placing them one by one in his mouth before lighting them with the help of another person.
The official YouTube handle of GWR also left a comment on the post and said, “This disc is on.”
According GWR, Garrett James from the USA kept 105 burning candles in his mouth on June 25, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and set a Guinness World Record before Mr. Rush.
Garrett made the attempt because, as he admits, his mouth is “huge,” GWR said further.