19056Live from RISD with Ashrita's Latest Record Attempt
- Oct 29, 2006I'm writing to you from a wireless connection on a laptop at the
Rhode Island School of Design in Providence where Ashrita is
attempting to set a new world record for simultaneously balancing
eggs. He is here at the Rhode Island School of Design in the Metcalf
Lecture Hall above the Design Store.
He was inspired to do it at RISD because he sees it as a type of
performance art. The current record is 420 eggs.
From the Press Release:
"Over the last 25 years, Ashrita, the holder of the most Guinness
records, has set or beaten a total of 119 records in numerous
categories. Ashrita's records usually involve a physical challenge
such as somersaulting the greatest distance (12 miles) or doing the
most abdominal crunches in one hour (9,628) but in the case of the
egg record, concentration will be the key. Ashrita expects the
record attempt to take anywhere from 5 to 7 hours. Needless to say
everyone in the room will be walking on eggshells until the record
He recently set a record in Connecticut for upside down juggling.
You can read an article about it at the Conn. Post newspaper site:
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