Very few people can have the honor and one man in Delmar is trying to beat the competition by breaking a World Record!

This past Saturday, February 29th, Delmar resident Joseph Carusone attempted to break a Guinness World Record at the Bethlehem Public Library, according to Spotlight News. He attempted to break the record for "the fastest time to complete five kendama spikes."

You may not recognize the word kendama but I'm sure you've seen the device. It's a "Japanese skill toy" that has a handle, two cups, and a ball connected by a string. Carusone was attempting to break the record for spikes, meaning that he would get it to land on the spike at the top of the device five times in a row with just one hand.

He said he had his sights on the record when he realized how interested people were with the concept of beating one. He said, “You’d see all the pictures, events and records in that book and I was one of those kids who always wanted to be in the book."

He started out juggling and then, when he decided to aim for the record for the kendama, he's practiced for an hour a night each night for the last year.

According to the Guinness website, the record is still unclaimed. I can't seem to find anyone to validate whether or not he succeeded or not but we'll have to keep an eye on the website to see if it's updated with a local name!

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