It's the victory we've all been holding out for on the edge of our seats... The world record for ping pong balls getting hit with nunchucks. Well wait no more:
A Chinese martial artist broke a Guinness World Record when he used his nunchucks to volley 34 table tennis balls in 1 minute.
Xie Desheng, who previously used his nunchucks -- also known as nunchaku -- to break records for lighting matches, extinguishing candles and unscrewing bottle caps, broke his own table tennis world record in Jinan, Shandong.
I'm not sure what more there is to say about this besides "I wish I had hand eye coordination & that's super impressive", so here's some cool factoids about nunchucks you can use at a (socially distanced) party tonight.
From KCP International:
-The Nunchaku (ヌンチャク), also known as “nunchuk”, “nunchuck”, or “chainstick”, is a traditional Japanese weapon originally developed on the island of Okinawa. The word itself was derived from an agricultural tool used for threshing rice or soybeans.
-They were developed when Japanese warlords invaded Okinawa & banned the use of conventional weapons. As a result, Okinawans learned kobudo and karate. Kobudo weaponry were farming tools that farmers converted into things they could use to defend themselves.
-Okinawan nunchakus have an octagonal cross-section that increases the force of contact on one end of the weapon.
-They were popularized in modern culture by greats like Bruce Lee & are used as a training weapon, since they allow the development of quicker hand movements and improved posture. Checks out: