Viral Video: Man cracks 46 joints in his body at one go to set world record, netizens in disbelief
We hear people cracking their joints all the time. There are those who can do it easily and there are those who cannot crack one joint.
For those who are unaware, joint popping sounds come from the movement of air in the joints. It is a harmless physical activity that is mostly associated with knuckles, finger joints, knees, shoulder, elbow or neck.
By definition, joint cracking is the manipulation of joints to produce a sound and related "popping" sensation. It is sometimes performed by physical therapists.
Most of us pop joints without even realising the pop. There are those who can pop knuckles and fingers at will.
Then there are people like Olle Lundin, who broke the world record for the most continuous cracking of different joints.
Believe it or not, the 23-year-old from Sweden consecutively cracked 46 different joints in his body, breaking the previous record of 40, set by Kamal Pokhrel (Nepal) in December 2022, according to Guinness World Records.
Lundin said he spent months practicing cracking his joints in different sequences to determine the most efficient order. He avoided any sudden movements on the day of the attempt to prevent his joints from cracking prior to the official Guinness attempt.
But he also had to take care of a few conditions. One was to ensure there was no more than a three-second gap between each crack. If a joint doesn't crack the first time, the challenger must move onto the next one, according to Guinness World Records website.
He said that executing the pops under stress was harder than expected even after having spent hours to figure out the “perfect order of cracks”.
Lundin began cracking his fingers when he was just 6 years old.