Real-Life Human Torch Holds Three World Records For Being Set On Fire

Video: Austrian stuntman Josef Toedtling holds three Guinness World Records that few people would even dare think about challenging. His specialty is being set on fire, and his most impressive record-setting feat saw his entire body engulfed in flames for a full five minutes and 41 seconds. Toedtling uses multiple layers of fire-proof clothing and slathers himself in a special cooling gel which helps him endure the heat for so long — but don't for a second think that the experience doesn't get unbearable. His other two Guinness World Records involve being dragged by a horse while on fire and dragged by a vehicle in the same situation, which requires additional padding plus shin and elbow pads. Sounds like a tough way to earn your 15 minutes of fame.

[YouTube via Laughing Squid]

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