Boy inflates 213 ballons — by his nose

Malinta, Ohio
April 15, 2008 7:50am CST
What would influence a child to try to accomplish this? I am glad that he might make the Guinness Book of World Records. But I wonder was he reading the book and got the idea or did he come up with it on his own? Stories like this always amaze me. Do you read 'odd news stories? Boy inflates 213 ballons — by his nose Mon Apr 14, 11:39 PM ET A 13-year-old boy hopes to win a balloon-blowing record by a nose. Blowing through one nostril at a time, Andrew Dahl inflated 213 balloons within an hour Friday — a feat that has been submitted for review by Guinness World Records http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080415/ap_on_fe_st/odd_nose_blown_balloons
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@Modestah (11188)
• United States
16 Apr 08
that sounds incredible but then I read that he did it all in one hour!!!! WOW! that is really incredible. I imagine he did not have any congestion. He probably discovered his talent early in life - and decided to go for a record number. I wonder if he is the first to submit such a feat to guiness or if there was prior competition with the same talent.... I wonder if he got dizzy at all. well, at least his jaws did not ache when he blew them up - maybe that is how he discovered his ability in the first place, maybe he complained to a parent and the parent facetiously replied, then blow it up with your nose! hehe
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• Malinta, Ohio
19 Apr 08
I get dizzy blowing a balloon the 'regular' way. LOL
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
23 Apr 08
thank you for the B.R!
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
15 Apr 08
That is interesting, He must have wanted to get into the Guinness Book of World of Records. That is a strange way to do it. It looks like it worked though.
• Malinta, Ohio
19 Apr 08
I used to read that book. It's very interesting.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Apr 08
I bet is is pretty interesting. Reading all of these different things that people have done to get in there. I have never thought of some of the stuff that people have done.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
18 Apr 08
Gosh all I can say is that is really weird, I wonder where he got the idea to do that as well. It surely is interesting though. I think a lot of times, it is the parents that help them out with these crazy ideas.
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• Malinta, Ohio
19 Apr 08
I don't have enough imagination to help any child with something like that. LOL
• United States
18 Apr 08
Well, Sher...you know me...I am wondering about setting a would record for OTHER ways of blowing up balloons! If you find out how to go about this, please let me know, because you will be next of kin famous, even if it's "Odd News"...
• Malinta, Ohio
19 Apr 08
if it can be done.....
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
15 Apr 08
Kids are amazing in whatt hey can think up to do . as he might have read something that gave him the idea I am hoping he gets in .
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• Malinta, Ohio
19 Apr 08
they 'are' amazing. I hope he does too