- Created on Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00
*-- 'Spider Boy' Sets Contortion World Record --*
A 13-year-old boy from Palestine set a world record for his superior skills as a contortionist. Mohammed Alsheikh, known as "Spider Boy," ran his legs around his own body 38 times to claim the Guinness World Record for "Most full body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute." Alsheikh said, "I'm very excited that I have achieved a Guinness World Records title and I managed to exceed the previous record holder who was a lot older than me." He was born with an exceptionally-flexible spine and has competed as an athlete for five years and used his skill to reach the final three in Arab's Got Talent in 2015. "I have a wish and I hope to be a world champion in my sport," Alsheikh said. "My dream for the future is to be famous and well known throughout the world."