A 34-year old unemployed man from Ohio attempted to set a Guinness World Record over the weekend. He pumped his fist for 17 straight hours.
James Peterson he set the record on St. Patrick’s Day but it was not documented, so this time he had a friend video tape his efforts.
This would be the first individual fist-pumping record listed by Guinness, though not the only one involving fist pumping. On News Year’s Eve 2010, the record for most people fist pumping was set in Times Square, where more than 5700 revelers were led by the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” the reality show that popularized fist pumping.