Sandy Weiner, J.D.
Tax season has officially begun, and with it those 60-plus-hours long workweeks. Soon it will be hard to remember what you used to do with all your time and even harder to imagine ever having free time again.
If you need inspiration, look no further than David Rush, the ultimate overachiever, who in 2021 managed to break 52 Guinness World Records in 52 weeks.
Just a few of the many feats he performed:
- Most toilet paper rolls balanced on the head (101);
- Setting up a chess board in record time (30.31 seconds);
- Most axes caught consecutively while juggling (2,919);
- Most ping pong balls caught in shaving cream on a head (35); and
- My personal favorite: most kiwis sliced in one minute using a samurai sword while standing on a Swiss ball (62).
To see more of his amazing “accomplishments,” check out his YouTube video at: https://n.pr/3J4zfnQ.
But not to be outdone, here are some other records you might want to consider breaking:
- Longest fingernails (28 feet, 4.5 inches). It took Lee Redmond almost 30 years to grow them (until they were broken in an automobile accident): https://bit.ly/3uGY99x;
- Most candles extinguished by jump heel clicks in one minute (55): https://bit.ly/35H9JGV beating out the gentlemen who only extinguished 52 candles with nunchucks: https://bit.ly/3Hq6RfC; and
- Most rotations hanging from a power drill in a minute (148): https://bit.ly/3rqFLQb.
Can’t wait for tax season to end before kicking off your world record-breaking mission? Let’s try to think of tax-related records one might (not) want to aim for:
- Longest consecutive time waiting for IRS to answer phone while jumping on a pogo stick
- Most variables considered while evaluating whether taxpayer should participate in the 22 states offering passthrough entity elective taxes
- Most hours spent trying to recreate basis for original shareholder of 50-year-old S corporation that went through seven mergers and acquisitions
- Highest number of cuticle paper cuts from opening client tax documents
- Largest pile of balls of fugitive glue (aka “booger glue”) in the corner of your desk
- Most incorrect IRS Letters 6419