Sunday, September 24, 2006

More Eyeball Popping Stuff


I certainly had fun learning and writing about Claudio Pinto, of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, who makes his living by doing shows where he pops his eyes out of their sockets. Pinto can pop both eyes 95% out of their sockets. Since then I've run across more photos of Pinto.



Click here for a video documenting Mr. Pinto's prowess.

But I've also learned that Mr. Pinto is not unique in having this ability! Popping your eyeballs of their sockets is known as globe luxation. Kim Goodman, of Chicago, has been listed since 1998 in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the Furthest Eyeball Popper. She can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 11 mm. (0.43 in) beyond her eye sockets. Mr. Pinto could pop his eyes out 7 mm the last time he was tested in January.

You can see a great video from the Guinness site here, and you'll definitely want check out this YouTube video:



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