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An unusual number of Guinness World Records are held by people who have multiple Guinness World Records, and Ashrita Furman is no exception—he has 191 records after adding "most blowtorches extinguished with tongue in one minute" to his trophy cabinet. Normally, Guinness discourages people from attempting dangerous records, but somehow this one has survived. This is odd, since shoving your face directly into blue-hot fire over and over seems to carry with it some level of risk. Specifically, the risk that you might move an inch in the wrong direction and melt your face off, or forget to wet your tongue enough and turn it to ash.