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Walnuts are highly nutritious but hard to crack. A martial artist from India has now created a world record for cracking a maximum number of walnuts in one minute, that too, by smashing them with his head.
Naveen Kumar reclaimed the world record for the most walnuts cracked with the head in one minute. He cracked 273 walnuts in a minute, that’s over 4.5 per second, the Guinness World Records website posted.
The previous record of 254 was set by serial record-breaker Muhammad Rashid from Pakistan. The pair have fought over the record for several years.
According to the Guinness website, Rashid first achieved the record in 2014 with a total of 150 walnuts cracked. He then attempted it again in 2016 with a total of 181.
Kumar, who was trained by his fellow countryman Prabhakar Reddy, who holds several martial arts records himself, entered the scene in 2017. Kumar broke Rashid’s record by cracking 217 walnuts.
A year later, the pair went head-to-head in a nut-cracking contest on the set of La Notte dei Record in Italy. They both surpassed the standing record, but it was Rashid who came out on top, cracking 254 walnuts compared to Kumar’s 239, the website said.
Now, five years later, Kumar has reclaimed the title as the world’s foremost walnut cracker. “In order to prove my talent, I broke the record again,” Kumar is quoted as saying.
The Guinness World Records posted a video on X (formerly known as Twitter) on Friday showing the record-breaking attempt.
Kumar maintained his pace throughout, blocking out the pain of the growing welt on his forehead. All the walnuts were donated to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.