The Popcorn Stand: Heads up, it’s another head cracking story

Yes, I’ve written quite a lot about numbskulls. Or hard-headed people. Or whatever you want to call them. And yes I’ll write the disclaimer, “Don’t try this at home.”

Jerry Seinfeld is one of my favorite comedians and he’s talked about how the human species insists on participating in activities that can crack the human skull. But instead of refraining from these activities, the human species developed a device – the helmet — so it could continue to participate in activities that could possibly crack one’s head.

One of my favorite all-time comedians is “Super Dave,” who basically was the all-time champion of parodies demonstrating how things can go absolutely wrong when the human species participates in head cracking activities. My favorite is the “balloon ball” wrecking ball stunt. But at least he wears a helmet.

Unlike this teenager who breaks 111 concrete blocks Not with his hands. With his head. Without a helmet.

I have to admit, though, the kid has style. And there should be a new category for this kid. The most concrete blocks smashed while doing back flips. Before each pile of bricks he smashes with his head, Kerim Ahmetspahic, a 16-year-old Bosnian blackbelt in taekwondo, does a back flip.

And he did it in 35 seconds. That should be some kind of record, too. For those of you who are counting, that’s more than three blocks a second.

But apparently none of what this kid did counts as an official record because nobody from the Guinness Book of World Records was there to witness the feat. You would think, though, they could just watch the video and give the kid credit where credit is due.

So apparently the unofficial mark of 111 is still way more than the official record of 65 blocks. Of course, you know what I’m going to say. Why didn’t the kid just break 66 blocks?

Then it could have been Route 66.

— Charles Whisnand


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