Ashrita Furman is a Guinness World Records record-breaker. He was born on September 16, 1954. Furman has set more than 600 official Guinness Records since 1979 and currently holds more than 200 standing record (October, 2016)—including the official record for the most records held at the same time by an individual. He has been breaking records since 1979.
Before setting Guinness records, he manages a health food store inJamaica, Queens, New York. He grew up in New York. From very early age, he was interested in Eastern spirituality. When he was 16 years old, he became a meditation student of Sri Chinmoy[ Name Chinmoy Ghosh ; Born – on August 27: 1931 in Chittagong, Bengal Province, British IndiaNow in Bangladesh ; died– on 11th October, 2007(aged 76) at New York city, US : Nationality—Indian, Occupation– Spritual Teacher]in 1970.
Ashrita Furman was filled with an inner joy and seemingly in exhaustible energy. He respects his teacher, Sri Chinmoy and follow his instructions. Sri Chinmoy also taught him about the philosophy of self-transcendence. He taught him that you realise “nothing is impossible”, when you have access to the divine power.
In 1979 he set his first record by doing 27,000 jumping jacks, and it was such a thrill that he immediately began training for the next record and he has not stopped since. It is fact a creative man never stops for creation; he is searching for next creation. For a long time now, Ashrita has held more Guinness World Records than any other person on earth. In 2009, he became the first person to hold 100 records simultaneously, coordinating an international group in reading a poem in the most language—111—outside New York’s city Hall.
Furman has also been a topper in setting records in several new activities including land rowing.In 1991, Furman rowed 1,500 miles in 16 days using a modified rover with the help of Hughes. Forman similarly encouraged Glagling’s play, a choked change, which he accomplished for 48 minutes at Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter in Auckland, Newland and Underwater World. Zealand in 2002 and the distance sack race, which Furman completed for a mile during a fight against a yak in Mongolia in 2007.
A global gathering of volunteers drove by various Guinness World Records holder Ashrita Furman has recently made a 76-foot-long pencilon 27 August 2007 in Queens, New York, the longest pencil on the planet. The pencil was divulged at a memorial occasion celebrating 76 years of the existence of globally regarded craftsman and compassionate Mr. Chinmoy.
The pencil weighs more than 18,000 pounds, with a 2/2-foot-long eraser toward the end. The ‘lead’ alone gauges in excess of 4,500 pounds, and is made utilizing a 10-inch-thick graphite center, which you needed to hone toward the end utilizing a solid frankfurter responding electronic duty rather than a normal pencil sharpener. Fifty gallons of paint was expected to complete the outside of the pencil. Altogether, roughly 20 million standard pencils can be produced using the materials utilized in development.Forty volunteers from 20 different countries spent 2 weeks constructing the pencil, working from 7a.m. to 8p.m. every day with occasional night shift until the project was completed. In April 2009 Furman became the first person to hold 100 Guinness World Records at once