Crazy Endurance Contests Are The HEIGHT of Something or Other! (Dec, 1930)

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Crazy Endurance Contests Are The HEIGHT of Something or Other!

These three boys teamed up in an attempt to keep the bicycle moving all summer. The credit here should go to the bike instead of the boys.

Shipwreck Kelly, world’s champion flagpole sitter, has sat on about every pole except the North and South, and he may tackle these sometime.

Minus the comforts of many tree sitters, Lawrence Peters, of Yuma, Arizona, remained aloft in this giant cactus for 118 hours. A desert electrical storm finally forced him to come down.

Bud Morris and Harry Yostrup, of Chicago, were two of the several thousand boys who escaped the squirrels during the summer. After all it’s still a gay, foolish old world!

Jack Skuratosaki, of Newark, N. J., claimed the doughnut eating championship when he ate 36 doughnuts in 45 minutes.

  1. Charlene says: March 9, 201010:52 am

    Takeru Kobayashi laughs in the general direction of Jack Skuratosaki.

  2. KD5ZS says: March 9, 201011:33 am

    A gay foolish old world? Since there are boys involved it wouldn’t surprise me.

  3. sporkinum says: March 13, 201010:35 am

    Jack Skuratosaki has been surpassed by one of Takeru Kobayashi’s peers.
    49 glazed doughnuts, 8 minutes/October 2, 2002, Eric Booker
    47 Glazed and Cream-filled Doughnuts, 5 minutes/March 17, 2007, Patrick Bertoletti

  4. Arglebarglefarglegleep says: August 6, 201010:57 pm

    And we’ve replaced these silly, old fashioned contests with bright, shiny Guinness Book record attempts. Funny how things haven’t really changed.

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