On 1 June 2021, Japanese actress Kanna Hashimoto broke a Guinness World Record by pulling 157 facial tissues from a box in one minute. The record-breaking moment was witnessed on the set of the Japanese variety show 130 Million People's Show Channel, hosted by Arashi’s Sakurai Sho, which aired on Saturday (12 June).
The variety show, which encourages its guests to try something they have never had the chance to do, gave Hashimoto a chance to test her nimble hand.
With the previous record standing at 140 facial tissues, Hashimoto succeeded in breaking the world record by an extra 17 pieces during her second try. With a total of 157 facial tissues pulled from the box in a minute, it means she was pulling at a rate of about 2.6 facial tissues a second!
You can watch her feat in this video:
Perhaps due to her petite stature, coupled with her sense of rhythm, the whole process was amusingly entertaining, as the other guests cheered her on. At multiple points, the actress had to quickly clear away the mountain of facial tissues that began to obstruct her movement, all while keeping up with the momentum.
Although being the fastest at pulling facial tissues from a box is not exactly an admirable skill, it is still joyous to see Hashimoto’s excitement at breaking the Guinness World Record.