Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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... get dozens of facial piercings. And that doesn't include all of those that were surely hidden from my view. I... I shudder to even think about it. Anyway, I met the Guinness Book of World Records holder for most facial piercings in a gay Scottish karaoke bar (it was late and advertised a good tea selection, which it had), and she invited me to her piercing studio in Edinburough. As much as I would have loved to go, I didn't actually make it to that town (much to my dismay, as apparently it's amazing), and so couldn't make good on the invitation. But, I'll have to go visit when I'm next in town.
Anyway, so now I've met two record holders: the other world record holder I know is for juggling, with a record 13 rings simultaneously juggled (or was it 11? Whatever, it was a lot). We met in a San Jose Starbucks, where he explained to me how yes, you can copyright and trademark juggling maneuvers. He, in fact, had the intellectual property to anything involving flaming hockey sticks, which he performed at the San Jose Sharks game earlier that night. Apparently after the fall of the Iron Curtain separating East and West Germany, a glut of dirt cheap by very talented circus performers was on the market, making IP protection a necessity to earn a decent living. Furthermore, he was a major proponent of "joggling", which is basically the same as any running sport, but you juggle while you run. He proudly recounted running marathons while juggling, and passing many a surprised participant. Apparently he was having some special titanium rings made to reduce weight and wobble, so he can beat his existing record.

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