(NEWSER) – So apparently not only are selfie records a thing, but quitting one's gainful employment to practice beating those records is also a thing. Meet Bhanu Prakash, a 24-year-old (now former) hospital research assistant in Hyderabad, India, who on Friday will attempt to break the current world record of 1,449 selfies taken in just one hour, which is held by Arizona Cardinals star Patrick Peterson, reports Yahoo. Prakash says he was inspired by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson’s record-breaking 105 selfies in three minutes, and tells the Times of India that "as soon as I wake up, I click a selfie."
"My work hours were 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and that wouldn't leave me much time for practice," says Prakash. Not the words every parent wants to hear their son say of quitting his job to photograph himself in rapid succession, but Prakash's parents are now supportive of his dream, reports UPI. Training i...
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