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    Posted April 5, 2010 by
    MikeTurber
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    Rancho Cucamonga, California
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    Earthquakes shake Pacific

    World Record Coin Snatch Attempt by Mike Turber Interrupted by 7.2 Mexicali BAJA EARTHQUAKE

     

    On his 3rd attempt at breaking his own world record for catching  quarters off his elbow, CNN iReporter Mike Turber along with his  girlfriend Stephanie Bailey and four legged friend Reno found themselves  in the middle of a huge earthquake. Confident he could beat his old  world record, which you can see at www.youtube.com/miketurber, Turber,  who began doing this bar challenge when he was 12, did not even know he  held the world record for catching quarters of his elbow until he was  already in his 40s when he finally researched the subject. He knew that  this was somewhat of a talent for him that he would use to win free beer  at local pubs but he never thought that he was the best in the world.  One day while researching the records for catching quarters online he  stumbled across several videos on YouTube and noticed the highest number  caught was around 30 or so. Mike practices with 35 to 40! So he digs  out the video camera and records himself for nearly 10 hours attempting  to establish not only the record but also a set of guidelines for the  record as there seems to be no set rules other than for Europe. His  record attempt also caught the eye of MTV producers who are said to have  challenged their own DJs to beat it and even included special guest DJ  Tiesto. Mike says he will post video of this event as soon as he gets  his copy. He obviously caught the eye of CNN producers who featured his  video as the iReport of the day on Robin Meades Morning Express. Later  that same day Jeane Moos created a montage of her favorite videos and  voted Mikes the MOOS WEIRD  during her Quake Quirks medley of odd videos  sent in from those who experience the quake. It seems that sloshing  pool water, convenience store surveillance video and swinging  chandeliers was the order of the day and Mikes fresh video separated him  from the rest of the pack earning him the honors. Later that day Mike  attempted to break the world record again and according to him he not  only broke the record, he demolished it.

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