Two years ago, the world record for the most balloons popped with a laser in 60 seconds was set by Ashrita Furman, the man who breaks Guinness World Records for fun.
To date, Furman has set more than 600 records of all sorts, and still holds 226 of them.
Using a hand-held focusable blue laser pointer, he popped a total of 63 balloons in 60 seconds, registering his name into the Guinness World Book of Records.
Fast forward two years, the record was smashed yesterday. The interesting thing here is that it was not by person, but a car – the BMW M2 Competition.
In less than 60 seconds, the M2 Competition popped 79 balloons which were positioned in a way that they created the ‘M’ logo, using a laser positioned behind the grille.
According to BMW, this was not only a showcase of speed, but also the agility of the M2 Competition which is powered by a 3.0 litre turbocharged straight-six engine producing 410 PS and 550 Nm, which is 40 PS and 85 Nm more than the regular M2.