Showing posts with label ~World Record. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ~World Record. Show all posts

08 November 2018

Toronto: Five world records in one day?

Why not?


Sunday December 2nd at the Browser's Den of Magic:

On this day, Michael Francis will be attempting to break the following records:
  • Most Consecutive Coin Rolls (2 hands)
  • Most Coin Rolls in One Minute (2 hands)
  • Most Multiple Coin Rolls (1 hand)
  • Most Multiple Coin Rolls (2 hands)
  • Most Yo-Yo's Spun Simultaneously

If you've wanted to see and meet a Guinness World Record Holder, then this is your chance! Please join us in supporting Michael as he takes on 5 World Records.

Thank you for your kind support
- The Jeff's, John Cardella, Luiz Castro, Cam Dix & The Browser's Den Team

06 August 2018

Ian Stewart on Penn & Teller: Fool Us


Did you know that Ian Stewart is a 6-time Guinness World Record holder?  [Including 2011: The most chainsaw juggling catches, and 2016: The most consecutive maul juggling catches.]

Watch Ian on Penn & Teller: Fool Us Monday evening.


From the August 2nd article "Truro area magician appearing on Penn & Teller: Fool Us" in the Truro News:
Details about his appearance are being kept secret until the show airs.

Stewart also takes part in unusual activities like juggling axes and chainsaws, and hold world records in both areas.

Read more.

01 May 2018

Another world record for Carisa Hendrix

Congratulations Carisa!

From Carisa Hendrix's Twitter feed:





By my count, that puts the total of Canadian World Record holding magicians to eight! 
  • Doug The Great:  Heaviest Stilts Mastered.  [Guinness World Record]
  • Scott Hammell:  Highest Suspension Straight Jacket Escape. [Guinness World Record]
  • Lucas Wilson:  Fastest Suspension Straight Jacket Escape. [Guinness World Record - 2011]
  • Carisa Hendrix:  Longest duration fire torch teething. [Guinness World Record - 2012], 24 fire torches ignited using electricity through the human body [Guinness World Record - 2018]
  • Michael Francis:  Most one-handed coin rolls in a minute. [Guinness World Record - 2013]
  • Mark Correia:  Longest Amount of Time Wearing a Straitjacket. [World Record - 2014] 
  • The Sentimentalists:  (Chris Mysterion and Steffi Kay) Most items transferred from one mentalist to another.  [World Record - 2017] 

04 February 2018

World record holding Canadian magicians

Late to the game, I recently learned that in 2012, Alberta's Carisa Hendrix set a Guinness World Record for “longest duration fire torch teething”, Los Show Dei Record in Rome, Italy!


From Carisa's webstie:
On April 12th in Rome, Italy in front of a live audience I freaked out when I became a Guinness World Record Holder after successfully holding a flaming torch in my mouth for an incredible 2 minutes and 1 second.
Read more.


By my count, that puts the total of Canadian World Record holding magicians to eight! 
  • Doug The Great:  Heaviest Stilts Mastered.  [Guinness World Record]
  • Scott Hammell:  Highest Suspension Straight Jacket Escape. [Guinness World Record]
  • Lucas Wilson:  Fastest Suspension Straight Jacket Escape. [Guinness World Record - 2011]
  • Carisa Hendrix:  Longest duration fire torch teething. [Guinness World Record - 2012]
  • Michael Francis:  Most one-handed coin rolls in a minute. [Guinness World Record - 2013]
  • Mark Correia:  Longest Amount of Time Wearing a Straitjacket. [World Record - 2014] 
  • The Sentimentalists:  (Chris Mysterion and Steffi Kay) Most items transferred from one mentalist to another.  [World Record - 2017] 


23 June 2017

The Sentimentalists at the Magic Castle

See them in the Parlour Room: July 17-23.

For a sneak peek at their talents, have a look at this video of The Sentimentalists setting a world record on May 11th.


From Chris Mysterion's Facebook page.


Also from Chris' Facebook page:




13 May 2017

The Sentimentalists set a world record!

Updated June 22nd to add video of the event to the bottom of this post.


I'll share more details as I get them.

Congratulations Chris and Steffi!

From The Sentimentalists' Facebook page:

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From Chris Mysterion's Facebook page.

07 February 2016

Michael Francis beats four Guinness World Records

From the Kitchener Post:
After months of practise, Kitchener resident Michael Francis beat four Guinness World Records in coin rolling last weekend.
“I was extremely excited,” Francis said. “Now I have it and the hard part is over.” 

The first record he beat was for the most consecutive coin rolls with two hands. The standing record was 494 and he beat it with 764.

The only challenge, he said, was how warm the restaurant was.

Read more.

29 January 2016

Kitchener: Michael Francis' record breaking coin rolling

From the Breaking Guiness (sic) World Records Facebook page:
On Saturday January 30th I will be breaking 4 Guiness World Records and 16 for Record Setter in coin rolling. I am very excited to represent Kitchener Waterloo and would love the support of my friends and family. Join me at All Star Wings and Ribs on the upper level where I hope to break these World Records!!!!

26 November 2014

Mark Correia: World record holder

From Mark Correia's Twitter feed:



From the Record Setter Twitter feed:





By my count, that puts the total of Canadian World Record holding magicians to five! 

  • Doug The Great:  Heaviest Stilts Mastered.  [Guinness World Record]
  • Scott Hammell:  Highest Suspension Straight Jacket Escape. [Guinness World Record]
  • Lucas Wilson:  Fastest Suspension Straight Jacket Escape. [Guinness World Record]
  • Michael Francis:  Most one-handed coin rolls in a minute. [Guinness World Record]

21 February 2013

Michael Francis: World record holder!

From Mississauga.com:
Since 2005, the Guinness World Record for most one-handed coin rolls in a minute has been 45, until Sunday (Feb. 10) when Clarkson resident Michael Francis passed a U.S. half dollar  between his fingers 49 times in one minute.

"It means a lot," said Francis. "In the magic of field, most coin rolls a minute has been the most highly regarded one … all of the biggest magicians have tried for it."

Well, move over Houdini because the 28-year-old broke an additional four coin rolling records Sunday: most consecutive coin rolls in one minute with two hands, 92 (previous record 78); most multiple coin rolls in a minute with one hand, 29 (previous record 26); most one-handed coin rolls with no time limit, 986 (previous record 72) and most consecutive coin rolls with two hands, no time limit, 211 (previous record 102).

Read more.
 
The article goes on to say that Michael is going to attempt to break an additional 25 Guinness World Records this year!  Good luck Michael!

By my count, that puts the total of Canadian Guinness World Record holding magicians to four! 

24 March 2012

Guinness World Record holding magicians

Did you know that Canada has THREE Guinness World Record holding magicians?
Lucas was recently featured in the Simcoe Reformer:
Wilson escaped from a straitjacket and chains while hanging upside down as the audience watched with rapt attention. He performed the stunt in 43 seconds, shaving more than 11 seconds of the previous world record. Wilson did the same trick at last year’s Norfolk County Fair.
Read more.

Rumours abound that there's soon to be a fourth!  Who could it be?