In the wake of 16-year-old Abby Sunderland’s dramatic rescue , it seems kids are looking for safer, more realistic goals. Case in point: over the weekend, a 10-year-old Westchester, New York boy attempted to break the world record for wearing the most pairs of underwear at one time. Take that, overachieving adventure teens. The somewhat disturbing details after the jump.
Little Jack Singer celebrated his 10th birthday by trying to break the Guinness World Record as party guests looked on in a daze. Naked except for all the underwear, little Jack held on to a rail while his parents pulled pair after pair of undies onto his tiny frame. To break the record, Jack had to get on over 200 pairs. At 195 pairs, his feet fell asleep, and his parent had to lay him down, which looks strange and cruel and makes the video worth watching. It’s a lot of underwear, in bigger and bigger sizes to accommodate several inches of underwear bulk. After 18 minutes, and 215 pairs of underwear, Jack had a new record in what may be Guinness’s most ridiculous category.
“I feel awesome, I can’t believe I broke it,” little Jack said. “I’m very proud of him, it was really hot today,” his mother, Melissa Singer, said. “I wasn’t sure he was going to be able to do it with being focused with everyone being around.” Oh, kids today.