A young actor has surprised the world by turning his unique talent into an official worldwide record. Paolo Ballesteros has a mindblowing talent that most of us can’t even think of. And that is not blinking. Yes, you heard that right. Ballesteros is renowned for his world record for not blinking. And believe it or not, it stands at an enduring duration of one hour and 17 minutes. And we’re clearly just as shocked as you are.
Taking a closer look at the classic link between not blinking and staring competitions
Many of us are familiar with blinking. It is a part of the body’s, in particular the eyes’, natural reflex phenomenon. But where does the thought of not blinking come from?
As a child, you’re probably familiar with playing the ever so popular staring contest game. Yup, we’re referring to the dreaded staring competition that used to engage almost half of the population. It’s funny how this was such a beautiful form of entertainment in the past. Today, we’re sure children would never be able to relate to it all.
Nevertheless, many of us have probably won that competition plenty of times. So that means it’s safe to consider that we’re all kind of familiar with that dreaded feeling of not blinking.
Without a doubt, it’s not the best feeling in the world. Your eyes begin to sting while those tiny specs of dust land on top of your pupils. At the same time, it’s not uncommon to feel your eyeballs becoming dry as well as watery simultaneously.
Filipino actor holds the world record of not blinking and the internet can’t get over it
On the whole, not blinking isn’t the best feeling in the world. But imagine not blinking for a whopping word record of one hour and 17 minutes.
Yes, Filipino actor Paolo Ballesteros has managed the unthinkable and impossible. The young actor is blowing people away with his uniquely bizarre talent of not blinking. Internet users aren’t comprehending the fact that the actor went beyond the staggering one hour mark.
It wouldn’t be wrong to call this achievement as surreal because you’re not getting the sweet relief from your eyes closing. Other viewers shook by the world record of not blinking expressed how making it past the 60-second mark or the five-minute mark is commendable. However, this record is on a whole other level of amazement.
World record for not blinking on live Philippine show goes viral
The Philippine-based show, Eat Bulaga! was at the center of great media attention recently.
The hit show featured actor Ballesteros in the renowned segment ‘No Blinking Challenge.’ The actor was competing against a co-host who goes by the name of Pauleen Luna, whom he beat by miles.
While Ballesteros went on not blinking for one hour 17 minutes, Pauleen was only able to pull through the challenge at 30 minutes, 44 seconds. It should be noted that although Pauleen didn’t win, her impressive score was similarly applauded by live audience members and other internet users.
The immense pressure that surrounds the live no blinking challenge is real
While it’s still not clear how the entire live no blinking segment works, viewers can’t help but feel the great pressure of the show.It’s a mystery whether live audience members sit down or surround the contestants, who attempt to ignore their natural blinking instincts.
Whatever the case may be, it’s an unbelievingly nerve-racking moment to do your best on live television.And that too, by staying calm under pressure.
The world received some wonderfully rare entertainment viewing in the setting of the world record for not blinking. It’s shows and segments like these that prove the human body is capable of so much.