There's been a time in all of our lives when we've thought "I could do that." I'm not talking about poaching an egg or doing cross-fit, I mean those things that people get commended for.
Everyone wants acclaim, to be told that they're better or even the best at something, which is probably why, globally, we are all enticed by The Guinness World Records. Personally, it's been a long time since I've wondered about getting into the record books. That being said, I do still enjoy reading about the weird and wonderful things that people do to get into the sacred books.
Actor, Paolo Ballesteros, has made headlines this week for his unofficial entry into the World Records. I had never heard of the Filipino actor until I learned about his triumph, but upon learning about this dude, honestly, I can't think of anyone more deserving of the title.
Continue scrolling to read about Ballestero and to watch his impressive world record attempt.
I've also thrown in some other weird and wonderful official world record winners. I think it's safe to say that there's some that I could definitely attempt to beat.
*Calls work:* "Sorry I can't come in today, there are World Records I need to beat!"
If you can't manage eating a load of hamburgers...
Do you have a secret strength?
How strong are your thighs?
Now I'm great at eating M&Ms, but I'm trash with chopsticks.
Here's one for the Christmas fans amongst you.
Speaking of blinking...
We've all had staring contests...After maybe thirty seconds, your eyes start to dry out, they begin to tingle, to burn, and all you want to do is blink. Your eyes beg to be rehydrated and the urge not to blink becomes impossible to ignore.
I mean, some people just don't blink that much.If you think that you don't blink that often or have trained yourself to give the ultimate long stare, then you might think you're in for a chance at beating Ballesteros' record...
Believe me, no one is going to beat Ballesteros' record.
Compared to Ballesteros, the rest of us are sleepy-eyed losers.But considering how much of an upstanding guy Paolo Ballesteros is, I don't mind that he's better at not blinking than me.
Paolo Ballesteros is breaking boundaries.
Die Beautiful .
via: IMDbPaolo Ballesteros played the leading role in the moving story of Die Beautiful. The narrative followed a group of friends as they attend the wake of Trisha, a Filipino transgender woman. The movie takes a look back at her life, detailing the triumphs and challenges she faced as a transgender woman in the Philippines. The movie achieved critical acclaim worldwide and is a real must-watch.
via: IMDbBallesteros then went on to star in the TV movie, Inay. This show was about a young trans woman trying to figure out her identity in the working-class Filipino town that she was born in. It's clear that Ballesteros is passionate about grappling with the politics within the Philippines facing the rights of LGBTQ+ people.