Another British Contribution to the World's Cultural Richness
For the clarification of our colonial readers, "pants" are what British people wear under "trousers".
From the BBC:
A South Tyneside man is claiming the world record for wearing the most pairs of underpants at the same time.
Gary Craig from Whitburn put on 211 pairs - 11 more than the current official record of 200.
The 51-year-old, who has dubbed himself the Geordie Pantsman, completed the task in 25 minutes. By the end, he said he looked like a "giant tennis ball".
He began by putting on a pair of 40-inch underpants (size large) and finished with a 60-inch (size 4XL) pair.
Speaking afterwards, he said: "It feels pretty sore at the minute but I'm just absolutely delighted.
"I wanted to really crack it and give the Australians something to think about. I deliberately went one over the 10 just to make sure."
He added: "The great thing was I had lots of people there to support me and that made a big difference.
"I felt like if I'd had more pants I could have carried on."
Mr Craig has so far raised about £3,000 for the St. Simon's Drop-in Centre for the unemployed and underprivileged in South Shields, as well as the Cancer Connections charity.