Two new world records for NepalIn the last year alone, Nepalis have managed to set two world records in diverse categories.
In the last year alone, Nepalis have managed to set two world records in diverse categories. Narayan Bhattarai, a volleyball enthusiast, set the world record for the longest time spinning a basketball on one finger using only one hand while 365 Nepalis set the world record for the most number of vocal solos in a song, for the tune Melancholy.
Bhattarai, from Pokharathok in Palpa, spun a basketball on one finger using only one hand for a total of 11 minutes and 22 seconds, beating the previous world record of 10 minutes and 33 seconds, held by a Spaniard. Bhattarai, who operates a medicine shop by day, had been practicing for 15 months in order to compete for the world record. After being certified as the world record holder by the Guiness Book of World Records on May 8, Bhattarai is aiming for two other records—spinning a ball on a pencil for the longest time and spinning a beachball on one finger using only one hand.
Similarly, a group of 365 vocalists, led by lyricist and music director Nipesh Dhaka, were certified as world record holders by the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of vocal solos in a song on February 1. The song, which has an environmental theme, was recorded in 2016 and sold over 10,500 copies.