Watch this Grosse Pointe student set the Guinness Book of World Records for stone skipping


Maxwell Steiner, of Grosse Pointe Woods, obliterated the previously held world record for stone skipping: The college student earlier this year sent one bouncing across a lake in Pennsylvania 65 times. The previous record? 51.

Oddly, the Guinness Book of World Records notes, the previous record-holder, Russell Byers, was on-site for Steiner's attempt:

The record for the most consecutive skips of a stone on water is 65 and is held by Maxwell Steiner (USA). The cast was achieved at Riverfront Park, Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA on 23 August 2014.

The previous record holder, Russell Byers (who achieved 51 skips at the same location, on 19 July 2007) was one of the witnesses for the record attempt.

Check out the video below.


(H/T Deadline Detroit!)

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Ryan Felton

Ryan Felton was born in 1990 and spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Livonia. In 2009, after a short stint at Eastern Michigan University, he moved to Detroit where he has remained ever since. After graduating from Wayne State University’s journalism program, he went on to work as a staff writer...
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