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Monday, September 25, 2006

Popeye?

Time to lighten things up around here again.

A.P.: RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Claudio Paulo Pinto is looking to break an eye-popping record. Literally. Pinto can pop his eyeballs out of their sockets at least 7 millimeters (0.3 inches), a national record for eye-popping according to RankBrasil, an organization modeled after the Guinness Book of World Records that lists Brazilian records.

A former driver, Pinto got a job scaring visitors in a commercial haunted house in Belo Horizonte, 210 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. But he recently was laid off, and now he seeks international recognition for his ability.

"I was measured by an opthamologist on television in January. I could pop my eyes out 7 millimeters," Pinto said by telephone Saturday. "Since then, my capacities have improved over 50 percent."

That could put Pinto close to the record. The title of "furthest eyeball popper" in the Guinness Book of World Records currently belongs to Kim Goodman of Chicago, who can pop her eyeballs 11 milimeters (0.43 inches) out of her sockets.

Pinto's ability is called "globe luxation." Doctors say it can strain blood vessels and nerves between the eyes and the head and feels unpleasant but usually doesn't cause lasting damage.

Pinto says he's been luxating his globes since he was 9 years old and "it doesn't hurt a bit."


Maybe he's just been eating the wrong spinach...

20 Comments:

Blogger MargeinMI said...

Wow, that's a real eye opener before 6:00 a.m. Thanks, Jack.

YIKES!

September 25, 2006 5:56 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Whew!What a bad case of Hyperthroidism.

At first,I thought he was the new Juan Valdez but glad to know he won't be the first thing I see each morning.

Marge,
The early bird gets the obvious "eye opener" responce.RATS.

September 25, 2006 9:44 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

Funny stuff. Where do you find these things?

September 25, 2006 9:47 AM  
Blogger Beerme said...

Now, that's talent!
There's a Guiness Book of World Records entry for just about everything, now...

September 25, 2006 10:54 AM  
Blogger Kajun said...

All spinich is wrong!

September 25, 2006 1:17 PM  
Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

That happens to me involuntarily when viewing certain members of the female gender.........

September 25, 2006 1:30 PM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

How utterly disgusting...maybe "Popeye" got ahold of some of that contaminated spinach! Btw, I can cross one eye at a time. We all have our talents...

September 25, 2006 1:39 PM  
Blogger onlineanalyst said...

Well, they're not exactly Bette Davis's eyes...

Wasn't there some song (before my time) about a person with goo-goo-googly eyes?

September 25, 2006 2:21 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

MargeinMI:
"YIKES!" is a good description.

Maggie:
Juan Valdez after too much coffee, perhaps.

boberin:
I find 'em on "da 'Net", of course!

Beerme:
Anything for those "15 minutes of fame", huh?

Kajun:
Actually, I like spinach...especially creamed spinach.

Libby Gone™:
I hear that, brother!!!

'da Bunny:
Yeah, it's pretty gross...anyway, eating the wrong spinach was what the last link was about.

onlineanalyst:
Barney Google (founder of the search engine by the same name?) had those "goo-goo-googly eyes", according to the song...

September 25, 2006 6:45 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

ALL IN FAVOR?...

THE EYES HAVE IT!

September 25, 2006 7:16 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

OLA re "Bette Davis" eyes and Hawkeye re"the eyes have it",too funny.

September 25, 2006 11:40 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Hawkeye®:
Those eyes have something, all right.

Maggie:
Eye, eye, eye...

September 26, 2006 1:23 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

You all crack me up! Thanks Jack, we needed that.

Everyone got it out of their system yet?

September 26, 2006 7:57 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Marge.....not eye.....Muhahahahaaha

September 26, 2006 9:17 AM  
Blogger Kajun said...

Gives new meaning to the phrase "I'll keep an eye out for ya!"

September 26, 2006 3:46 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

MargeinMI:
You're quite welcome...any time.

Maggie:
Nor eye. :-)

Kajun:
It really does, yes...

September 26, 2006 3:57 PM  
Blogger darth_meister said...

Well blow me down! That was probably the Democrat reaction when the commie thug Hugo Chavez gave his UN speech. "How are we going to distance ourselves from that insane rant?"

I wonder if Nancy Pelosi can do that? Her face is tight enough.

September 26, 2006 9:53 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

darth_meister:
Distance themselves?! Nah, people like those embrace that low-life Chavez...like Cindy She-Hag.

Or is that Sea Hag???

September 27, 2006 12:26 AM  
Blogger benning said...

Uck, uck, uck, uck!

Yeesh!

September 27, 2006 4:14 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

benning:
That's all I can stands...I can't stands no more!!!

September 27, 2006 6:38 AM  

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