09.09.2008

A Week Of Claps

Posted by AJ Harbison at 4:30 am

This week on TLB we’ll be examining a subject familiar to everyone–clapping. After finding several things I wanted to share with my readers on the topic, I decided I could make a week of it. So in the next few days you can look forward to several exciting musical and non-musical applications of the curious human custom of clapping.

And now, for my first post, a brief YouTube video. Apparently certified by the official Guinness people, this guy is the world’s fastest clapper–the record is 721 claps in one minute, 12 claps per second.

Pretty impressive, huh? It’s amazing what the human body is capable of, with enough practice. (And enough free time on one’s hands.) (No pun intended.)

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    Desha on 09.09.2008

    Holy cow. I want him in my audience.

    And what is it about human nature that makes me want to immediately figure out how he does it and go practice??

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    AJ Harbison on 09.09.2008

    Hey Desha,
    I don’t know if it’s human nature–maybe just musician nature. ;)

    AJ Harbison

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    ryan fleming on 09.10.2008

    I saw this guy on a talk show once. It is pretty crazy how he can do that. After I saw this I tried to do it, but I could never get the hang of the double clap.

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