I was inspired by the news story about the 215 pairs of underpants
This 10-year-old kid was perusing the Guinness Book and saw where some kindred spirit set a record when he put on 214 pairs of u-trow. So the kid (let’s just call him Captain Underpants) decided to use the occasion of his birthday to publicly beat that record. A glimpse at the Captain’s birthday video shows that his mom and dad, thrilled that their son would take on this underpants challenge, proudly supplied and numbered the stacks of white cotton briefs.
He did it, although he lost circulation in his legs in the final stretch, and slipped into #215 while horizontal. The crowd went wild.
You gotta hand it to the Captain, putting some zip in his birthday celebration with something that transcends pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. I’m thinking maybe I should do something equally attention-getting on my birthday. I’m steering away from the underpants thing because I’d have to go for 216, and I have found that Hanky Pankies lose their allure when worn in multiple layers. Plus, they are not cheap; my party budget does not allow 4K for undergarments.
I’m thinking maybe I’ll look for some other record to break. Maybe I’ll take a whack at the one set by Andre The Giant, who drank 117 beers in one sitting.