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Last Updated: Wednesday, 1 September, 2004, 17:27 GMT 18:27 UK
Turkish man eyes squirting record
Mehmet Yilmaz
Mehmet Yilmaz squirts milk in a record breaking attempt
The effort that goes into breaking some world records is enough to bring tears to your eyes.

But record hopeful Turkish Mehmet Yilmaz's eyes don't water, they milk.

Mr Yilmaz, 28, has mastered the discipline of eye-squirting - sucking milk through the nose into the eye before squirting it out across a table.

He hopes his latest distance of 2.795m (9.2ft) is confirmed as breaking the former record of 2.615m (8.6 ft) held by a competitor from British Columbia.

"I have been working for almost three years, I practised with more than 100 litres of milk," Mr Yilmaz told Reuters television.

"Now I can say that I don't like milk a lot, I cannot look at milk and milk products as food."

How do you get into such a sport, or discover such talent? Watch for bubbles in the bath.

Four years ago, Mr Yilmaz found bubbles were coming out of his left eye while swimming in a pool.

He later found out that the bubbles came from a pressure leak inside his eyelids.

When he saw a previous Guinness attempt on television, he thought he would give it a go.

But the feat carries a "don't try this at home" warning, as only a few people around the world have the necessary physical anomaly.

The Guinness World Records must confirm the attempt before Mr Yilmaz can call himself a record holder.




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