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Man pushes a peanut up a mountain using only his nose

July 20, 2022 | Comment icon 14 comments

Image Credit: YouTube / Fox 13 Seattle / City of Manitou Springs Government
The 53-year-old adventurer broke the record for pushing a peanut to the top of Pikes Peak in the shortest time.
Bored with walking up mountain paths the conventional way ? Then how about giving this a go.

Bob Salem from Colorado Springs recently made the history books by becoming the fourth person ever to push a peanut up Pikes Peak using his nose and by doing it in the fastest time.

The peculiar stunt, which saw him don a special contraption designed to make it easier for him to actually move the peanut without repeatedly smashing his face into the ground, achieved the feat mostly at night to avoid the heat and rested during the daytime.

Without anyone else to help him, he found himself having to complete each part of the ascent twice - once to carry his backpack and belongings up, then again to push the peanut up.
Over the course of the climb he used around two dozen peanuts, with most of them ending up pinging off down crevices or being smashed up by the repeated pushing movements.

"I don't feel sore or anything but I know I lost some weight," he said following the trip.

"My muscles are fine, it was just doing the back and forth that really took it out of me."

The first person ever to achieve the feat was Texas craftsman Bill Williams who pushed a peanut to the top of the peak in 1929 in order to win a bet.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (14)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by taniwha 22 days ago
More impressive but as ridiculous would be: push a mountain up your nose with a peanut
Comment icon #6 Posted by HSlim 22 days ago
Whoa there buddy.... leave some ladies for the rest of us
Comment icon #7 Posted by Myles 22 days ago
I don't understand the record.   He swore a contraption so he didn't have to use his nose.   I've walk across the USA in a couple hours.   I used a plane instead of my legs.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Hawken 22 days ago
Joe Biden should give him the medal of freedom. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by qxcontinuum 21 days ago
Is he on social support?
Comment icon #10 Posted by Brandonchpr 21 days ago
You were so busy wondering if you could, you didn't stop to think if you should.
Comment icon #11 Posted by M 7 21 days ago
Some records just don’t need to be broken.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Herr Falukorv 21 days ago
But he didnt use his nose... that contraption is liying on his cheek and forehead
Comment icon #13 Posted by Desertrat56 21 days ago
It doesn't say where he started.  Pikes Peak is 14,114 ft above sea level.   Denver is about a mile above sea level, I want to know how many feet up hill he pushed that peanut.  And obviously, because he claims he wasn't tired, he must be from the area or the high altitude would have slowed him down a lot. P.S. Albuquerque is 33 feet higher than Denver according to wiki.      As if either of them are flat to begin with.   There are  places in both cities that are higher than 5300 ft above sea level.   
Comment icon #14 Posted by woopypooky 7 days ago
congratulations, he won over all the chipmunks in the world.

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