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New Guinness World Record!! It’s Official!

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On October 19th, 2012 the Television Show where I set the new world record for “longest duration fire torch teething”, Los Show Dei Record in Rome, Italy FINALLY AIRED.

Note: Fire torch teething refers to a fire eating stunt which involves using one’s teeth to grip a flaming torch and holding it upright in the mouth without the use of one’s hands. This stunt is considered both dangerous and incredibly difficult. The intense pain from the fire on one’s mouth and teeth plus the inability to breathe throughout the performance of the stunt make this an impressive feat.

The record stood at an impossible 1 minute 32.75 seconds and was achieved by Wendell Gray in Mumbai, India. In training to break his record, I had to work on the trick every day for over a month before flying to Italy in April of 2012 for the chance of a lifetime.

On April 12th in Rome, Italy in front of a live audience I freaked out when I became a Guinness World Record Holder after successfully holding a flaming torch in my mouth for an incredible 2 minutes and 1 second.

I am super excited to finally be able to share the news with friends after the show aired on Thursday.

Media Coverage

Global TV Calgary with Gil Tucker
Calgary Herald by Bryce Forbes
FFWD Weekly by Drew Anderson
Metro News CalgaryRead it online
Metro News Edmonton
CBC Rabio
QR77 Calgary Morning Show
CBC News Calgary
CTV News Vancouver
PA Now by Sarah Wallace
Prince Albert Herald by Perry Bergson
JackFM Regina
C95 Radio Saskatoon
CTV Morning Live Saskatoon
Travel Channel
YYC Entertainment
Metro News Calgary by Glenn Kelly

Elemental Fire Dance Demo

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Filmed in one of the most beautiful and scenic places in Alberta. For this shoot we trekked out with fire props, camera gear and safety equipment to get some nice shots on the very last day before snowfall.

It may have been chilly and a little scary to spin on the ledge of a cliff, but it was well worth the results. Enjoy the video.

This video was filmed by the brilliantly talented Dallis Joseph Swiatek

Today’s Fire Performance Inspiration

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Flame Oz has always been an incredible inspiration for me. Training hard with fire props today, videos like this keep me going.

Inspiring Hoop Dance Video by Mat Plendl

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This hoop dance video has inspired me time and time again and I wanted to share it with you guys. Mat Plendl is a brilliant performer and watching videos like this drives me to work harder on my own performances and also reminds me to be humble because there are still miles for me to grow. Thx Mat

Moments of Contemplation: Information is not Knowledge

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This morning I stayed up to watch the sunrise. As I stood in the doorway with a fresh cup of coffee in hand, taking in the warm glow and the stillness, I was suddenly stuck by the sight of something unexpected.

I watched as a car drove up the street and stopped in the middle of the road a few houses down. A man stepped out of the vehicle and tossed a rolled newspaper onto the front steps of a house across the street, which was actually quite an impressive feat since the door was a good twenty feet away. Then the man then got back into his car and drove away out of sight.

This seemingly unremarkable moment may have gone unnoticed except that it had roused a curious thought in my mind “wow, newspapers are really dead”. Nothing spelled it out more than realizing paper routes must now be done by vehicle since only one house in three blocks was interested. I used to have a paper route myself and even the worst block would have four to five subscribers.

Our digital age and our digital tastes are changing so many aspects of our everyday lives, even as I write this I’m sitting on the step typing away at my laptop. I hope we take moments to ask questions about the impact of these changes.

Is it better to be served up the news as filtered by one media entity like a newspaper or to have access to all the opinions and information on the Web? I often wonder if the vast abundance of data allows us to pick and choose what we like and create any narrative that suits us.

As Albert Einstein put it “Information is not knowledge.”