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Another British Contribution to the World's Cultural Richness Answered

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.



Gary's own website, with link to donate to the charities concerned.





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stinkymum (author)2010-04-03

Thank goodness, the great British eccentrics still live!

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caitlinsdad (author)stinkymum2010-04-03

 There is still time to get the Kiteman mini-mascot doll into the critter contest, just saying...

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Kiteman (author)caitlinsdad2010-04-03

Yay - I could win by proxy!


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Koosie (author)2010-04-03

So it's true, beer and boredom don't go together!  ;->

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Kiteman (author)Koosie2010-04-03

A colleague and I had a discussion, and we think the most common last words in the UK are; "Hold my beer, I want to try something...".

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Koosie (author)Kiteman2010-04-03

lol, I don't think that's just in the UK!

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2010-04-03

.  ROFLMAO  That sounds a lot like a Redneck's last words: Hey, y'all! Watch this! (No Redneck would allow anyone else to touch their beer, 'cept maybe one of the kids)

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Rock Soldier (author)2010-04-02

You must be so proud? (Kidding of course)

"For the clarification of our colonial readers, "pants" are what British people where under "trousers"
"
You mean wear?

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Kiteman (author)Rock Soldier2010-04-02

I have no idea what you mean...


;-)

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Rock Soldier (author)Kiteman2010-04-02

Of course, what was I thinking?

I won't say anything, if you don't

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=SMART= (author)2010-04-02

We really don't help ourselves

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kelseymh (author)2010-04-02

All hail the King of the Underpants Gnomes!


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