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Man sets sights on eye-popping record
AP/Yahoo ^ | Sun Sep 17, 7:08 AM ET

Posted on 09/17/2006 7:14:44 AM PDT by martin_fierro

Man sets sights on eye-popping record

Sun Sep 17, 7:08 AM ET

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Claudio Paulo Pinto is looking to break an eye-popping record. Literally. Pinto can pop his eyeballs out of their sockets at least 7 millimeters (0.3 inches), a national record for eye-popping according to RankBrasil, an organization modeled after the Guinness Book of World Records that lists Brazilian records.

A former driver, Pinto got a job scaring visitors in a commercial haunted house in Belo Horizonte, 210 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. But he recently was laid off, and now he seeks international recognition for his ability.

"I was measured by an opthamologist on television in January. I could pop my eyes out 7 millimeters," Pinto said by telephone Saturday. "Since then, my capacities have improved over 50 percent."

That could put Pinto close to the record. The title of "furthest eyeball popper" in the Guinness Book of World Records currently belongs to Kim Goodman of Chicago, who can pop her eyeballs 11 milimeters (0.43 inches) out of her sockets.

Pinto's ability is called "globe luxation." Doctors say it can strain blood vessels and nerves between the eyes and the head and feels unpleasant but usually doesn't cause lasting damage.

Pinto says he's been luxating his globes since he was 9 years old and "it doesn't hurt a bit."


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KEYWORDS: brazilwtf; eyepopping; kaboing; specialtyact; whatdoudo4anencore

In this combination picture of before and after, Claudio Paulo Pinto pops his eyeballs out of their sockets, in Belo Horizonte, 340 kilometers (210 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, Sept 16, 2006. Claudio Paulo Pinto is looking for work. That's his job _ looking. Pinto can pop his eyeballs at least 7 millimeters (0.3 inches) out of their sockets, a national record for eye-popping according to RankBrasil, an organization modelled after the Guinness Book of World Records that lists Brazilian records. Pinto says he's been doing this since he was nine years old and 'it doesn't hurt a bit.' (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)

1 posted on 09/17/2006 7:14:44 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: 75thOVI; Abathar; albee; Alice au Wonderland; Amityschild; andie74; Andy'smom; Augustus McCrae; ...

No amateurs, please.
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2 posted on 09/17/2006 7:16:10 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
Some people have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands!
3 posted on 09/17/2006 7:17:11 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; thackney; Eaker; stevie_d_64; TXBSAFH; Axiom Nine; ...

Oh My! Eye-Popper Pinggggggg!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 09/17/2006 7:18:23 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: martin_fierro
I'm not laughing. Am I humor impaired?
5 posted on 09/17/2006 7:19:04 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: martin_fierro

Bump for 'photocropping' when I gits home.


6 posted on 09/17/2006 7:19:06 AM PDT by uglybiker (Don't look at me. I didn't make you stupid.)
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To: martin_fierro
Graves Disease Alert!

The fellow says it does not hurt a bit, well fellow it hurts looking atcha.

There was an actor who had a problem with his eye ball falling out, I believe he played in the newer Addams Family or maybe it was the older one can't remember.
7 posted on 09/17/2006 7:25:44 AM PDT by Global2010 (Pray the Rosary. You have the whole day.)
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To: Caipirabob

Brazil WTF.


8 posted on 09/17/2006 7:27:08 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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SOUTH

9 posted on 09/17/2006 7:30:00 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

He reminds me of a character from a SciFi movie of the early 50's.


10 posted on 09/17/2006 7:41:47 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: Bringbackthedraft
He reminds me of a character from a SciFi movie of the early 50's.

There were magazines devoted to film monsters back then. Just the thing for pre-adolescent boys. One had an article on DIY special effects. The pop-eyed effect was the easiest to do. My friends and I went through more than a few pin-pong balls to achieve that 'look'. Red paint added the bloodshot look, though one friend went for the apple-green cover up.

11 posted on 09/17/2006 7:48:39 AM PDT by Covenantor
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To: martin_fierro

12 posted on 09/17/2006 7:50:53 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Illegal Immigration IS a WMD!)
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To: TADSLOS

lol


13 posted on 09/17/2006 7:51:20 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
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14 posted on 09/17/2006 7:54:17 AM PDT by chapin2500 (Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.)
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To: Covenantor

"IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE" I believe was the movie that had the ping pong ball eyes.


15 posted on 09/17/2006 7:55:01 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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16 posted on 09/17/2006 7:55:08 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Covenantor

"IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE" I believe was the movie that had the ping pong ball eyes.

I HAD THE WRONG TITLE it was "Killers from Space" with Peter Graves.


17 posted on 09/17/2006 8:00:04 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: martin_fierro
Brazil WTF.

Yikes! They can keep it - lol!

18 posted on 09/17/2006 8:06:37 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Do a Google on "Killers from Space"


19 posted on 09/17/2006 8:08:52 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Bringbackthedraft; EveningStar

20 posted on 09/17/2006 8:51:41 AM PDT by Covenantor
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is what S&A looks like after spending his whole night Freepin'.


21 posted on 09/17/2006 9:02:46 AM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Conservatives teach you how to fish. Socialists give you the fish by stealing it from the fisherman.)
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To: martin_fierro
Yeah, but can he do THIS?

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22 posted on 09/17/2006 11:50:56 AM PDT by Sunshine55 (What's the difference between Hillary and God? God doesn't think he's Hillary.)
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To: Sunshine55

That's just plain creepy. He could have been used in the bar sceen in the first "Star Wars".


23 posted on 09/17/2006 5:33:52 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: Covenantor; EveningStar

I found a copy in my dvd collection I didn't know was there. I played it and it was like 60% stock footage. It was as if they copied Ed Wood's style. It probably cost me 35 - 50 cents to see it when it came out at the theater back around 53'. Too bad its too late to get my money back. Peter Graves must have needed money pretty bad to make Killers From Space.


24 posted on 09/18/2006 6:07:05 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: martin_fierro
I found his match on e-harmony

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25 posted on 09/18/2006 6:27:41 AM PDT by tx_eggman (The people who work for me wear the dog collars. It's good to be king. - ccmay)
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To: Sunshine55

that can't be real


26 posted on 09/18/2006 9:37:09 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us crikey!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Well, that was early in Peter Graves' career. Steve McQueen did "The Blob" and went on from there. All part of paying your dues.


27 posted on 09/18/2006 11:03:58 AM PDT by Covenantor
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