Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Ear we go !

A Leicester man is hoping to walk into the record books after pulling a passenger jet with his ears.

Manjit Singh, 57, from Highfields, pulled the aircraft 12 ft (3.4m) along the apron at East Midlands Airport, at Castle Donington in Leicestershire.

He said he will now send off video footage of the record attempt to be verified by officials at the Guinness World Book of Records. The Jetstream passenger plane weighed approximately 7.4 tonnes (7,500 kg).

Manjit already holds 30 world records, which include pulling a double decker bus with his hair and lifting 85 kg with his ears.

Speaking after the record attempt, he said: "I don't feel too bad, I have a little bit of pain around the ears but I'm ok.

"I feel really, really pleased that I've managed to achieve this and am very grateful to the people who made it possible."

The attempt raised money for his charity Manjit Fitness, which aims to get children living in his native Mahilpur, India involved in sport.

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