Tuesday, May 21, 2013
PHOTOS: Panama Coconut Peeler Attempts Guinness World Record - WITH HIS TEETH
A man in Panama with indestructible teeth, astonishing jaws of steel and anawesome resemblance to Mr. T is gnawing his way toward a Guinness World Record.
At 64-years-old, Andres Gardin -- who chomps under the moniker "Coconut Peeler" -- is vying for immortality in the Guinness Book of World Records, with his ability to shuck 500 coconuts in six hours. He proved the feat last September, MSN reports.
He's been honing his peeling skills since he was 11 and says he has shredded more than 100,000 coconuts in his lifetime, AFP reports.
The master of the hairy fruit recently proved his skills on a disheveled basketball court in Panama after he peeled off a coconut's hardened skin in an impressive eight seconds.
"Peeling coconuts is not as easy as you all think," Gardin told a group of fans. "To peel coconuts, you've got to have jaw power. You've got to have teeth power," AFP reported.
While Guinness officials have yet to verify Gardin's record, he is determined to get world-reconigition for his feats of strength.
"I want to get in the Guinness Book, because I know that I have what it takes," he said.
His oral skills don't stop there. On May 10, Gardin, who drives a cab as his day-job, demonstrated his impressive dental strength to a crowd of onlookers in Rio Alejandro, about 85 km north of Panama City, when he dragged two cars by his teeth through a crowd of flabbergasted onlookers.