Man Breaks World Record for Farthest Distance Balancing Chainsaw on Chin


An Idaho man has set yet another record, this time attempting his most dangerous stunt yet: walking 206 feet and 8 inches with a powered chainsaw balanced on his chin.

David Rush, who has broken more than 200 Guinness World Records to promote STEM education, accomplished his new record for the farthest distance walked balancing a chainsaw on the chin (powered).

“I tried this record a couple of times before I officially broke it but I was still terrified each time. I wore a helmet, gloves, a thick jacket, a neck gator and long pants but I still felt vulnerable,” Rush said.

Guinness World Records set the minimum distance to originate the record at 32.8 feet. Before Rush, no one had been able to complete the minimum distance required. Rush surpassed the goal by a landslide when he walked over 200 feet.

Since 2015, Rush has been setting Guinness World Records to promote STEM education and espouses the power of having a growth mindset. His goal is to inspire people to believe that they can do anything if they work hard.

Some of Rush’s other records include the world’s fastest (and slowest) juggler, most bowling balls juggled, most consecutive axe juggling catches, and longest duration balancing a bicycle on the chin.


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