Does Guinness Know?
But people have every reason to be skeptical. Firstly, Pat is 76 years old. Secondly, he has apparently broken the previous world record by 665 lbs, a herculean feat. Thirdly, i think Skepchic describes best why breaking the record is astounding:
Dan Kendra held the former record for a leg press at 1,335 pounds. When Dan performed his feat, his eyeballs exploded. Well, the capillaries in his eyes. Do you have any idea what this means? Not only does Pat Robertson possess the strongest thighs in the world, but also his eyeballs are blessedly protected by Jesus.Not to mention that Dan was much younger, and an athlete, and they had to modify the leg press machine to hold that much weight?
I think if anyone actually buys Pat's shake and then tries to leg press 2,000 lbs, and is later found trapped under the weights with their femurs snapped like chicken bones and their eyeballs resting moistly on their cheeks.... they deserve it. Stupidity should hurt.