Siddaraju Siddappa - Husking nine coconuts in three minutes set Guinness World Record

Siddaraju Siddappa - Husking nine coconuts in three minutes set Guinness World Record

It all started when he was just 14 and took it upon himself the challenge of husking coconuts with his teeth while playing with other kids. Today, Siddaraju Siddappa holds the Guinness World Record of husking nine coconuts in three minutes. Siddaraju, just back from Italy, can’t stop gushing about the recent title added to his name. He said his six-day stay in Italy for the record ceremony was a wonderful experience for him, something that he will cherish forever. “It felt good to see the Indian fl ag there after I broke the record,” he reminisced.

His last record was the fastest time to husk a coconut using the teeth in 28.06 seconds. He husked a coconut measuring 78 cm in circumference and weighing 4.744 kg at the Ravindra Kalashetra on March 30, 2003. His name has also been recorded in the Limca Book of Records for husking 15 coconuts in five minutes in the year 2002.

According to Siddaraju, strong teeth and strength are the only two things needed to break such records.

Teeth, he said, are genetic and for strength, he works out at the gym every day for at least an hour.

“That’s just to build stamina.

There is no particular exercise regimen I follow.

As they say, practice makes a man perfect,” he said.

Siddaraju, who also works as a government employee, added, “I’m proud to be an Indian and it’s my way of offering a salute to this country. If I wanted money, I could have joined the entertainment industry.

I’m happy with my government job and of course — the coconuts.” His next record will be to husk 12 coconuts in three minutes, which he hopes to break in 2012.
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