‘Human water-fountain’ breaks world record
ADDIS ABABA: A man known as a ‘human water-fountain’ has landed himself in the record books after demonstrating a unique and jaw-dropping talent.
Kirubel Yilma, a 21-year-old student from Ethiopia, broke a world record by spraying water out of his mouth for almost a minute.
He set a new Guinness World Record for “longest time to spray water from the mouth” by spraying water in a continuous stream for 56.36 seconds.
Yilma guzzled several bottles of water before lifting his mouth into the air and emitting a continuous stream of water with no pause to break the record.
He said he was inspired to beat the previous record of 46.86 seconds after seeing former record holder Dickson Oppong on television.
Yilma is able to regurgitate water from his stomach. He combined the ability with tricks learned in school and months of practicing his breathing technique to claim the record.
He said that since he is also a second-year medical student at Addis Ababa University, he has the knowledge of how to use his muscles effectively to break the record.