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Can you blow up a balloon?

How about with your nose? Yeah, didn't think so.

This 13-year-old can, though, and has claimed the world record for doing so at 213 balloons within one hour. Geez.

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy in Blaine is claiming the world record for blowing balloons with his nose.

one nostril at a time, Andrew Dahl inflated 213 balloons within an hour
Friday in the town's public library. His feat has been submitted for
review by Guinness World Records.

His father, Doug Dahl,
measured the balloons to make sure each was at least 20 centimeters,
about 8 inches, the minimum diameter, and his mother, Wendy Dahl, kept
the tally.

At one point he asked, "Does this count as practicing
my trumpet?" His mother replied, "Only if you can play that with your

It was his second try. In February he sent a videotape of
himself inflating 184 balloons, only to learn that it didn't count
because he handed them to his father to tie. This time he tied them off

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