If I were to set a world record, I’d want it to be for something like swimming, running, or balancing a ping pong ball on my nose. A guy in Japan has set records for running on all fours, and he’s really worked his talent into a science.

Kenichi Ito was always told he looks like a monkey, but it never bothered him because he likes monkeys. Over the years, he studied them more, and for the past 10 years he’s been perfecting how moneys run, and even takes cues from other animals. He then put those principles into practice, and now he can run 100 meters in less than 20 seconds.

To perfect his style, Ito has spent considerable time maneuvering on all fours. When having a conversation with someone, it’s not uncommon for him to squat. While he’s wandering around his house, he’s on all fours. He spends as much of his time as he can perfecting his technique. He even has friends who join in on the fun.

It’s said that he gets some strange looks, and I can understand why. If I saw a perfectly healthy guy wandering around on all fours, I would probably question what he was doing. Still, I have to say I’m a little impressed that this guy has taken his craft to such a high level of study.

What do you want a world record for? Would it be something “normal” or something “crazy?”

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