To set a Guinness World Record and raise money for charity, a British guy bounced more than 10 kilometres on an inflatable ball.
David Kay, of Blackpool, said he came up with the idea for his record-breaking journey on a “space hopper,” an inflatable ball that allows a rider to bounce in the sitting position, while brainstorming plans for Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care Services fundraisers.
Kay said he has originally intended to bounce a full 13 miles down the Fylde coast, but he decided to stop after 10 1/2 miles due to the number of space hoppers he popped along the way and the strain the 17-hour bouncing session was putting on his body.
Kay stated that he made every effort to meet Guinness guidelines, including having someone videotape him at all times. According to him, a member of his support staff moved in front of him with a broom to keep any risks from popping his hoppers.
Kay exceeded his $13,750 fundraising target, according to Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care Services.