Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Indian man smashes world record for tying fastest Windsor knot

India's 'tie-man' Dr. Deepak Sharma from Bhopal in Madya Pradesh, created a new world record for tying the Windsor knot, recording a time of 17.91 seconds on Saturday. Previously, Sam Dove of Cyprus held the Guinness World Record for tying the Windsor knot in 20.27 seconds.

The Windsor knot is a method of tying a neck tie, which produces a wide triangular knot and is said to be named after Britain's Duke of Windsor, the man who renounced the throne as King Edward VIII to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

YouTube link.

Dr. Sharma said he was proud of his achievement. "According to Guinness World Records, the record of 20.27 seconds was set in 2008. Today, through my efforts, it has been broken in 17.91 seconds and I feel very proud for this," he said.

Video of his record attempt shows the clock actually stopping at 18.22 seconds, but Sharma was later judged to have completed his task in the marginally faster time of 17.91 seconds. Dr. Sharma, who hails from western province of Gujarat, works as a bank officer and has a collection of over 3000 ties. Before this, he had already created some records in knot-tying.

There's a news video here.

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