Egg-cellent bid for world record


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  • Wednesday, 21 Sep 2005

Restaurant worker Balakrishnan Sivasamy made an “egg-cellent” display in an attempt to list his feat in the Guinness World Records. 

Watched by officials of the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR), the media and Perak MIC chairman Datuk G. Rajoo, he managed to “crush the most eggs with the wrist in 30 seconds.” 

What the 25-year-old Indian national had to do was place the eggs atop the back of his wrist and bend his fingers backwards to break the eggs. 

He had been practising for a month, breaking some 10,000 eggs, before performing his feat yesterday. 

Balakrishnan, from Panaik-kulam village in Tamil Nadu, thanked his employer Abdul Kader Muhammad for giving the support and paying all expenses incurred during his practice sessions. 

“First, I practised bending my fingers backwards one by one and then worked on all four fingers,” he said. “Fortunately, I did not fracture any of my fingers,” he added. 

The previous record was held by another Indian national, Radheshyam Patel of Bangalore who broke 22 eggs within the stipulated time in July this year. 

Balakrishnan, who makes roti canai at a restaurant in Tasek, Ipoh, said he could crush up to 27 eggs during the practice sessions. 

“I have achieved my target of breaking 25 eggs but I am a little upset that I lost grip of one egg. Otherwise, the record would be 26 eggs,” he said, adding that he would make an attempt to break his own record. 

MBR official Sujatha Nair, who acted as the timekeeper, said they would submit the feat, recorded on video and photographs, to Guinness to list it as a world record. 

However, he said, it could not be recorded as a Malaysian record as this feat had not been done here before. 

“To start a Malaysian record, we have to hold a contest and fix a standard time. 

“It may not necessarily be 30 seconds as fixed in the Guinness record,” he added. 


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