Cypriot man breaks world record for most wine glasses balanced on head


A Cypriot man has broken the Guiness World Record for the most wine glasses balanced on his head.

62-year-old Aristotelis Valaoritis balanced a record-breaking number of 319 wine glasses on his head, beating last years’ previous record of 270 by Ntinos Kkanti, another Cypriot man.

Aristotelis placed nine trays of wine glasses on his head, each being added to one-by-one. It weighed more than 30 kilograms.

To break the world record, Aristotelis had to balance the wine glasses for 10 seconds, but he decided to take it one step further and balance them on his head for more than 20 seconds – while dancing.

Aristotelis works as a security adviser by day and a “glass dancing” professional by night. Since 1995, he has been mastering the Cypriot tradition of balancing glasses on his head while dancing.

“I enjoy doing it,” Aristotelis said. “I see the spectators’ faces full of tension and agony like they’re watching a movie.”

The Guinness World Record breaker now plans to challenge himself to break two more records: ‘most glasses balanced on the head in a single stack’ and ‘most whisky glasses balanced on the head.’

Source: Guinness World Records.




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