"Suresh Joachim is rocking his way to his 31st world record.
The 36-year-old Mississauga man, who holds 30 Guinness World Records, is working on his next feat: 75 hours of continuous rocking in a rocking chair.
"It's very comfortable," he said after one-and-a-half hours of rocking at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mississauga, Ont. "But maybe too comfortable.
"I'm rocking back and forth, so I'm going to get sleepy. That could be a very difficult problem."
But Joachim is no stranger to making it through long, repetitive stretches of time. Among the other records he's set:
- 100 hours of bowling
- Longest time spent standing motionless 21 hours and 30 minutes
- Longest modelling on catwalk, 133.2 km
- Longest time spent balancing on one foot, 76 hours and 40 minutes
- Travelling up and down an escalator continuously for seven days
- Longest distance travelled while carrying a 4.5 kg brick in an ungloved hand, 126.675 km
- Longest dance marathon, 400 hours
- Longest non-stop drumming marathon, 84 hours
- Longest non-stop band performance by a 14-strong group of musicians, 42 hours and 52 minutes
- Longest distance traveled while balancing a milk bottle on a head, 133.3 km
- Longest distance crawled non-stop, 56.6 km
- Longest radio DJ marathon, 133.2 km
- Longest movie-watching marathon, 53 hours
And prepare for the future is just what Joachim did.
First, Joachim cracked open Tiger Woods: How I Play Golf to learn the sport he plans to play continuously for 100 hours next year.
Next, he practised guitar so that he could get ready for his attempt at 100 hours of guitar-strumming (no word yet on whether he'll play the same song for the entire stretch).
And then he started flipping through Elvis Presley and Ricky Martin lyrics for an upcoming 100-hour karaoke marathon.
He also plans to set the record for the longest non-stop TV watching marathon (72 hours), but he doesn't really need to practise for that one."