Boy breaks spoon balancing record
A nine-year-old boy has smashed a very unusual world record – by balancing loads of spoons on his face!
Joe Allison beat the previous record of 15 spoons by hanging 16 pieces of silverware from his forehead, nose, chin, cheeks and ears for 30 seconds.
He discovered his talent two years ago after a cousin challenged him to balance a spoon on his nose.
But Joe insists there’s no secret to his party trick, saying the spoons just stick on and he doesn’t know why.
He said: “It’s something I can do easily and I know I’ll make 17 one day, but I’ll probably have to wait until I grow a bit so there’s some more space on my forehead.”
Joe’s mum said he could always balance more spoons on his face if he was a bit sweaty, but that didn’t mean she let him get away without washing!
Officials are now double-checking footage of Joe’s record attempt before entering him into the Guinness Book of World Records.