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Selfie stunt sets a new Guinness World Record

Guinness World Records seems to be happy to entertain any kind of unusual feat for its list, no matter how outlandish or ridiculous.

After all, he’s officially endorsed a record for the farthest point of an eyeball, at which a person’s eyeballs protrude from their sockets to a point where they appear to fall. Guinness also lists a record for the fastest tightrope walk in high heels, as well as the longest ride in a boat made of pumpkin.

All of these could be joint holders of the Guinness World Record for the largest Guinness World Record, but there is no official record for that (yet).

Another potential contender for this very title would certainly be the world record for most selfies taken in three minutes. just why?

In recent days, Indian actor Akshay Kumar has set a new record for taking quick selfies during a promotional event for his latest film, called Selfie (Uh, that’s why).

In a video shared by Guinness World Records on Thursday, we see a grinning Kumar cheerfully resting on a smartphone while several fans ramble in and out of frame. The Bollywood star clearly took some time to hone his technique, leaning gently but decisively left and then right, repeating this maneuver over and over to make the most of the limited time.

It is not clear whether the stunt was a contractual obligation or an idea dreamed up by Kumar when he was not feeling well, but the fact that he persisted in the effort to the bitter end suggests the latter.

So, how many selfies did the actor manage to take in three minutes? According to a Guinness World Records official brought in to check on the efforts in Mumbai, 184.

It broke the record set by a man named James Smith five years ago when he managed to take 168 selfies in the same time frame. Before that, celebrity Donnie Wahlberg held the record with 122 selfies. Wahlberg snatched the record from The Rock, who managed a mere 105 selfies.

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