Geography: Run this one up the flagpole

14th August 2009 at 01:00

Original magazine headline: Run this one up the flagpole

Wanting to bring geography to life? Why not invite Guinness Rishi round for a show and tell. The 67-year-old Indian man is hoping to break the record for the most number of national flags on his body. All 220 of them.

Mr Rishi, who changed his first name to emphasise his ultimate goal, already has six flags on his face. He hopes to fit in a total of 60 one- inch flags on his head, before working his way down his body, alphabetically.

Why? "Why not" seems to be the only feasible answer. But Mr Rishi, who already holds four equally bizarre world records including building the world's tallest sugar cube tower, is content with being considered "extraordinary".

It will take a highly-skilled tattooist to complete the feat, not least the intricate details of the Falkland Islands. It combines an image of the Union Jack, alongside a sheep standing astride a sailing boat, with the words "Desire The Right" underneath. It will be an education, at least.

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