An Idaho man named David Rush has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest duration of balancing an umbrella on one finger. Rush’s time of 3 hours, 46 minutes, and 16 seconds bested the previous record of 3 hours, 31 minutes, and 43 seconds.
Rush said that some of the biggest challenges he faced during his attempt were overcoming fatigue and the monotony of standing and sitting still for so long. He also said that he had to be very careful not to drop the umbrella, as even a slight breeze could have knocked it off his finger.
Rush’s attempt was held at the Idaho State Fair in Boise. He was supported by a team of volunteers who helped to keep him hydrated and motivated.
Rush is no stranger to breaking Guinness World Records. He has over 250 records to his name, including the most consecutive Rubik’s Cube solves blindfolded and the most consecutive times balancing a stack of books on his head.