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Brighton Man Looking To ‘Blow-Up’ World Record

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Tim Thurmond at work on a new world record. (WWJ/Jon Hewett)

Tim Thurmond at work on a new world record. (WWJ/Jon Hewett)

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BRIGHTON (WWJ) – A world record in balloon animal making is on the line at Taste Fest in Brighton. Tim Thurmond will try to reclaim his crown by making the most animals in a 24 hour period.

Thurmond sees himself as an artist based on his other creations.

“I enjoy the creative process, I enjoy pushing the envelopes of a new art form and letting people see that it not just dogs and cats anymore,” said Thurmond. “The imagination is the only limitation.”

Thurmond has created replica of “The Last Supper” which spanned over 20 feet and dragons that are 13 feet tall with a 20 foot wing span.

Thurmond explains how fast he’ll be blowing through each balloon:

“My goal is to actually get to one balloon every eight seconds for 24 hours,” he said. “I can make one dog in less than 5 seconds.”

Thurmond can’t make the same animal twice in a row in order to qualify for the top spot. In all, if he breaks the record he’ll make around seven thousand balloon animals.

Find Thurmond on Twitter @BalloonSculptur and on Facebook.

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