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GeorgiaTeen Breaks World Back Handspring Record

As the Dad of a former gymnast, this is incredible!

Georgia Teen, Mikayla Clark, Breaks Guinness World Record For Most Consecutive Back Handsprings

A 16-year-old high school cheerleader has broken a Guinness World Record that is, quite frankly, flipping amazing!

Mikayla Clark, of Westlake High School in Atlanta, performed 44 consecutive back handsprings at her school’s homecoming game, beating out the previous record of 36. She started training for the big moment at the beginning of the football season.

“I was looking at world records and I just happened to see the most consecutive back handsprings,” she said in an interview with Fox Atlanta. “I clicked on the link and I was like, ‘Oh, she did 36, I think I can beat that.'”

The feat only took about 34 seconds, and as Clark performed, cheers from her teammates and her coach grew louder and louder as she approached the previous record number of flips and then passed it significantly.

“Most people can say, ‘Well, I won state, I did this.’ Now I can say I’m a world record holder,'” said the record breaking teen.

Although her official certificate hasn’t even come in the mail yet, she has already set a new goal for herself.

“My senior year, I’m going to flip field goal to field goal and try to break my record.”

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2013 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Michelle Obama to Lead Socialist Jumping Jacks World Record

The First Lady is continuing her healthy living campaign to encourage kids to be more healthy by doing more physical activity, eating right,  and exercise.

As with her sneak visit to Target last week, which was posited as a socialist plot by conservative bigots –  undoubtedly she will accused by conservative haters for picking “Socialist Jumping Jacks” for the kids to break the world record.

I mean 25,000 people actually working, at anything… Is anti conservative capitalism!

First Lady Aims for Jumping Jack Record

Michelle Obama is looking for at least 20,425 people to help her break a Guinness World Record next week. The first lady will lead hundreds of children doing a minute of jumping jacks on the White House’s South Lawn on Tuesday, kicking off a 24-hour challenge, AP reports. Groups around the country will join the effort to beat the record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. Event organizer National Geographic has more details.

 

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2011 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Guinness – World’s Biggest Afro

This is Aevin Dugas (36), a Social Worker from New Orleans, who has won a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the “World’s Biggest afro”.

OK — Old Skoolers – Remember how much of a pain it was to keep your Afro clean and neat back in the 60’s and 70’s?

Dang … We need some Trammps and some platform shoes with that!

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Over That Beer – Henry Louis Gates and James Crowley Are Related

In an even stranger twist to the Gates case – it turns out Gates and Crowley are (distantly) related…

Don't Leave Ireland Without It!

Don't Leave Ireland Without It!

Harvard Prof Gates Is Half-Irish, Related to Cop Who Arrested Him

Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black professor at the center of the racial story involving his arrest outside his Harvard University-owned house, has spoken proudly of his Irish roots.

Strangely enough, he and the Cambridge, Mass., police officer who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, both trace their ancestry back to the legendary Niall of the Nine Hostages.

In a PBS series on African-American ancestry that he hosted in 2008, Gates discovered his Irish roots when he found he was descended from an Irish immigrant and a slave girl.

He went to Trinity College in Dublin to have his DNA analyzed. There he found that he shared 10 of the 11 DNA matches with offspring of Niall of the Nine Hostages, the fourth century warlord who created one of the dominant strains of Irish genealogy because he had so many offspring.

He went to Trinity College in Dublin to have his DNA analyzed. There he found that he shared 10 of the 11 DNA matches with offspring of Niall of the Nine Hostages, the fourth century warlord who created one of the dominant strains of Irish genealogy because he had so many offspring.

Ironically, James Crowley, whose name in Gaelic means “hardy warrior,” is also descended from the same line as Gates, having very close links to Niall of the Nine Hostages.

So the two men who took part in what is now an infamous confrontation outside the Gates home near Harvard this month are actually related through common Irish lineage — one of the more extraordinary aspects of the incident that has sparked worldwide headlines.

President Obama also shares Irish ancestry on his Mother’s side…

Hmmmmm… I think that beer had better be Guinness…

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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