• Dec 9, 2007
Six years ago, paramedic Matthew McKnight was working an accident on a road near Pittsburgh. What happened next is one for the record books. McKnight was hit by a car doing 70 mph and was thrown a record-setting 118 feet.
At the hospital, yes, he lived, he was diagnosed with two dislocated shoulders, one of which was also broken, and a broken pelvis, leg and tailbone. McKnight spent two weeks in the hospital and 80 days in rehab. His ER doctor was so impressed by McKnight's impromptu flight, he submitted it to Guinness World Records.
The record took a while to verify, but will be in the upcoming 2008 edition of the book.

Kids, do not try this at home. There are much easier ways to get in the Guinness World Records book. We highly encourage you to attempt breaking the "Most Spy Shots of Experimental Ferraris Ever Submitted to Autoblog" as well as "Largest Cashable Check Ever Written to a Blogger Named Chris." Those numbers to beat, btw, are one and $4.63.

[Source: AP via WNEM.com]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      OMG!!!!!!!!!!

      Glow in the dark features!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Just saw that same Guinness book Thursday at the book fair at my 5-year-old daughter's school. I believe that version is designed for the kids -- very glittery cover, large print and lots of pictures.
        • 7 Years Ago
        ROFL

        Ahahahahaha, I didn't even notice that until I saw your comment.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kudos on putting some emphasis on the "do not try this at home" part. It would suck to see a "Failed attempt to break McKnight's record goes wrong" headline tomorrow.

      And LOL @ the glow in the dark features.