World Record: Speed Grape Catching
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- The thrower(s) and catcher have to be 15 ft (4.575 m)
toe to toe. Any throws released, or caught, while on or in front of the
15 foot line is discounted.
- The grapes have to be caught in the mouth without the use of the
hands or the use of any device to help "funnel" the grape into
- The time period for this event is one minute. The first grape
be released until time starts. The last grape in the air as time
is a legal throw and would count if caught.
- You must have an official timekeeper as well as a counter (2
to help verify the catches. It is too difficult for one person to get
accurate count as well as keep up with the time and officially make a
assessment of both.
- Any type of grape is perfectly legal. The thrower can throw the
in any fashion he/she prefers.
World Record: 1 Minute
The current world record is 68 grapes caught in the mouth in one
minute by Ashrita Furman (USA) on
22 Dec 2005 in Kuala Lumpur. The thrower was Bipin Larkin.
World Record: 3 Minutes
Most grapes caught within 3 minutes: Steve
Spalding (USA) 116 grapes on 16 November 2006 at Sydney.
World Record: 30 Minutes
Most grapes caught within 30 minutes: Steve
Spalding (USA) 1203 grapes on 16 November 2006 at Sydney.
The greatest distance at which a grape thrown from level
has been caught in the mouth is 99.82 m (327 ft 6 in) by Paul
The greatest height from which a grape has been dropped from
a moving aircraft (in this case a balloon) and caught in the mouth is
m [30 ft] by Peter Tilney (dropper) and Tony Gough (catcher),
from the UK.
Throw, run and catch: The solo grape catching record belongs
to Camilo Antonio Mendez (UK). He caught a grape in his mouth thrown a
distance of 12.05 m [39 ft 6 in].
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