New York’s Newsday reports one of our brethren broke the world’s record for “orally extinguishing, chewing and expelling” a carton of cigarettes.
Who knew such a record existed? People never tell us anything.
The paper reports “Scarsdale magician Richie Magic says he’ll never smoke again after his attempt Saturday.”
Richie Magic chewed 200 cigs in six minutes and 3.7 seconds.
The magi was a smoker for “decades” before performing the feat at Rogue Magic and Fun Shop in Elmhurst, New York.
He had a profound effect on the kids who gathered to watch, or gawk.
“Kids told me it was so disgusting that they’d never smoke,” Richie Magic told the paper.
We note, however, that Hardy family lore describes the equally spectacular but under-reported achievement of cousin Francine Hardy, wife of Li’l Tom Hardy III. Aunt “Ash Can” Fran once consumed 421 cigarette and cigar butts found on the floor of the now closed Hialeah Race Course just outside of Miami, Florida.
Admittedly, many of the cigarettes were not fully lit at the time, but spectators believed Aunt Fran was.