Now that’s a wrap: Idaho couple reclaims world record for wrapping a person in cling wrap


An Idaho couple has reclaimed the record for the fastest time wrapping a person in cling wrap, after an Indian man broke their previous record in January. 

David Rush, who has made a sort of career out of breaking world records – with nearly 200 Guinness World Record titles, recently wrapped his wife, Jennifer, in the clingy plastic material from shoulder to toes in just over a minute. 

In a video of their attempt posted June 27, he started measuring Jennifer – at five feet five – then began wrapping her feet and legs while she was sitting.

Then he had her stand up, and he extended the cling wrap over her shoulders and around her body.

She was completely wrapped in just one minute and 2.44 seconds, nearly 30 seconds quicker than the current record holder. 

‘This is what fantasies are made of – a beautiful woman, Saran Wrap and she’s breaking a world record with me,’ David Rush said in the video.

David Rush began measuring his wife, Jennifer, at five-feet, five-inches as he prepared to wrap her in cling wrap to reclaim his world record title

He methodically started by wrapping Jennifer's legs and feet while she was sitting

He methodically started by wrapping Jennifer’s legs and feet while she was sitting

David then extended the roll of plastic wrap over her shoulders and around her body

David then extended the roll of plastic wrap over her shoulders and around her body

She was completely wrapped in the plastic wrap in just one minute and 2.44 seconds, nearly 30 seconds quicker than the current record holder

She was completely wrapped in the plastic wrap in just one minute and 2.44 seconds, nearly 30 seconds quicker than the current record holder

Together, they were able to beat the world record, currently held by Kamal Keswani, of India, who wrapped a person in cling wrap in one minute and 29 seconds in January, according to Guinness, breaking the Rushes’ previous record of wrapping a person in just under two minutes. 

David said in a blog post he had been waiting for someone to beat their record, saying he was even more prepared to earn the title this time.

‘It happened, and so it was time to reclaim it,’ David wrote.

‘I’m not sure Jennifer feels compelled to take the title back,’ he also told the CBC. ‘But I certainly do.’

He spent many nights trying to figure out the best way to achieve his goal, his wife said – and she had to get used to the feeling of being completely wrapped.

She said they were in ‘a small fishing town’ when they achieved the record, which still has to be certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, and it ‘was really hot and humid, and the Saran Wrap is quite constricting.

‘I was definitely excited to be done and happy that we had achieved that record,’ she said.

It took them just 55 seconds to unwrap her.

David said he wanted to wrap Jennifer to reclaim his title for the quickest time spent wrapping a person, after Kamal Keswani, of India, beat their previous record in January

David said he wanted to wrap Jennifer to reclaim his title for the quickest time spent wrapping a person, after Kamal Keswani, of India, beat their previous record in January

Jennifer Rush is usually behind the scenes as her husband tries to break world records, either holding the stopwatch or filling out paperwork.

‘David and I support each other in all sorts of things,’ she told the CBC, ‘and this is one of the crazier ones.’

Around Valentine’s Day, the couple broke another record together – the fastest time setting up a chess board, in 34.09 seconds, according to the CBC.

Jennifer said she thinks he sets a good example for their boys, who are 2 and 5.

‘They love it,’ she told the CBC. ‘They want to be just like their dad.

‘They’re practicing their world records and doing things as fast as they can. It’s fun to watch.’

David Rush has been breaking world records since 2015, while Jennifer Rush usually fills out the paperwork or holds the stopwatch. She joined him in a world record attempt in May

David Rush has been breaking world records since 2015, while Jennifer Rush usually fills out the paperwork or holds the stopwatch. She joined him in a world record attempt in May 

David Rush now holds nearly 200 world record titles, including world's fastest juggler, world's slowest juggler, the most bowling balls juggled, the most consecutive axe juggling catches, the longest duration spent balancing a bicycle on his chin and for the most T-shirts worn and torn off in one minute

David Rush now holds nearly 200 world record titles, including world’s fastest juggler, world’s slowest juggler, the most bowling balls juggled, the most consecutive axe juggling catches, the longest duration spent balancing a bicycle on his chin and for the most T-shirts worn and torn off in one minute

David is a tech worker, who holds an electrical engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from Boise State.

While at MIT, he won best undergraduate lab of the year in electrical engineering for a juggling simulator, and since 2015, he has broken over 150 Guinness World Records while promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

He now holds the titles for world’s fastest juggler, world’s slowest juggler, the most bowling balls juggled, the most consecutive axe juggling catches and the longest duration spent balancing a bicycle on his chin.

He has also broken records for throwing a tortilla the farthest, running the farthest distance while juggling, slicing the most grapes on a balance board in one minute and the most T-shirts worn and torn off in one minute.

And on July 4, David announced he also reclaimed his record for ‘longest duration balancing an object on the head,’ spending 2 hours, 36 minutes and six seconds balancing a two-pound, nine-o8unce garden hoe on his head.

He said he is using the Guinness World Record titles ‘as proof that if you set your mind to a goal, believe in yourself and pursue with a passion, you can accomplish literally anything.



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