Akron Grad Sets World Record for Fist-Pumping

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James Peterson had a dream, and that dream was to fist-pump is way into the Guinness Book of World Records. So some life aspirations are more shallow than others, so what?

The University of Akron grad and current unemployed electrician began his Jersey Shore marathon on Friday and continued into the wee hours of Saturday morning. 17 purported hours in all.

The orange-hued, Pauly D devil is really in the details here. Take it away, Akron Beacon Journal:


“I have set the qualifications for this record and every minute that I do this is a new record,” he said Friday afternoon on the UA campus. “My fist is super-glued together to ensure I maintain perfect fist formation.”

He describes himself as a seasoned veteran of fist pumping.

“I used to hang light fixtures, so I am used to having my hands above my head,” he said.

He prefers the so-called Jersey-style where you use your elbow to roll your fist — opposed to a “fist thrust” where you just thrust your fist into the air.

See, not just a dream, but a very detailed dream.

To each his own. We have dreams, too. But until Guinness creates a Softly Sighing While Shaking Your Head and Judging Someone category, we're out of luck.

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