World record breakers I have got to know are truly amazing people. Their work and their stories are so engaging, the least I can do to pay them tribute is to feature them here with pride.
My record-breaking friends come from many parts of the globe. And one thing unites us forever: our common achievements which make us world record holders.
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American entertainer, Chris Linn, is “America’s Magical Funnyman”, and has been described as a cross between Jim Carrey and Harry Houdini. He is a comedian who uses magic, technology and audience interaction to create a unique, modern performance that is full of enough energy to make a can of “Red Bull” tired.
Chris is a regular headline performer on cruise ships and for Fortune 500 corporate events around the globe. He has performed in 15 different countries and has made over 200 television appearances. In 2010, Chris Linn was awarded “Entertainer of the Year” at the international Event Spotlight Awards in Las Vegas.
In 2005, Chris broke the Guinness World Record™ for “Fastest One Handed Playing Card Scaling”. While holding several decks of playing cards in one hand, he used his thumb to “scale” (flick) 114 cards through the air, a distance of at least 3.4 meters, in one minute.
In 2007, Chris set another Guinness World Record™ by making a balloon poodle behind his back in 5.64 seconds.
When he is not traveling with his show, Chris is often hired as an “illusion consultant” and creative advisor for movies and live theatrical events.