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Nepali Brothers Set Longest Continuous Handshake World Record
By Anil Giri
Kathmandu Correspondent
Nepali brothers set longest continuous handshake record.

Two Nepali brothers, Rohit and Santhosh Timilsina shared for the world’s longest handshake with their New Zealand peer, Alastair Galpin and Don Purdon, becoming co-owners of the new Longest Continuous Handshake world record.

Breaking the earlier longest continuous handshake of 15 hours, 30 minutes, 45 seconds, these Nepalese and Kiwi nationals continued to shaking hands for 33 hours, three minutes on Jan. 18, 2011 in New York.

The previous Guinness world record for the Longest Continuous Handshake was 15 hours, 30 minutes, 45 seconds; achieved by Matthew Rosen and Joe Ackerman of the U.K.Earlier they had registered their respective names in the Guinness Book of World Record (GBWR) for the fourth time as duo shook hands for 19 hours and 35 minutes, according to the website of GBWR.

Rohit, 25, is already four Guinness record holders which includes accomplished the feat of holding 21 lawn tennis balls in single palm, breaking 99 eggs in a minute with the help of nails On Dec. 21, 2009 Timilsina held the record of kissing 116 people out of which 20 percent were the HIV-infected persons. His third record was holding 24 golf balls in 30 seconds for three minutes 52 seconds on May, 2010.

As an orphan, he was interested on Guinness Books since he was childhood, he writes in his private website.

After breaking world records which followed the media galore he started being philanthropist supporting fund raising for many welfare organizations. A karate black belt, he is school teacher by profession. “I started dreaming world records when I was 8 grader students,” he said.

His brother Santosh is 10 grader students at a local school in Kathmandu. Calumniating his world record, Nepal Government has recently appointed him as a goodwill ambassador for Nepal Tourism Year that includes world’s shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar.

According to the worldrecordsacademy.org, a three-year-old Nepali singer Atithi Gautam KC is also in line of setting a new world records as the youngest singer of the world.



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Anil Giri serves as Kathmandu Correspondent for The Seoul Times.As a journalist he has worked for such news media as Annapurna Post, BBC, and Himalayan Times for years. He finished his both undergrad Economics degree and his MA degree in English Literature at Tribhuvan Univ., Kathmandu. He also holds a diploma in Development Journalism from prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication-IIMC, New Delhi, India.

 

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