Panamanian Andres Gardin, 64, popularly known as 'Coconut-peeler', 'Wari-Wari' or 'Mister T', has the jaw of a shark and a huge craving for coconuts. He can even drag two cars with his teeth. At an age when all other men think about retirement, this 'human coconut peeler' is working hard to be into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Gardian, who is a cab driver by profession, styles himself like Mr T, an old American classic TV character and hence he got the nickname as 'Mister T'. He started peeling coconuts when he was 11-years-old. From then he has peeled somewhere about 100,000 coconuts and he has over five decades of training in doing this, reported AFP.
Mr. Gardian says that, he can shuck 500 coconuts in six hours using only his teeth and hands, and feels that it is good enough for getting into Guinness Book of World
Records. But, till now no one from Guinness Book of World Records have come to look at his feats.
He often demonstrates his skills on a worn out basketball court in a small town on Panama’s Caribbean coast. He can peel a coconut in astonishing eight seconds, and this makes the audience to stare him with a surprising look on their faces and they also record it on phone cameras.
Mr. Gardian says to his audience that, “Peeling coconuts is not as easy as you all think, To peel coconuts, you’ve got to have jaw power. You’ve got to have teeth power. And you’ve got to have God’s power.” And the audience are stunned about, why his achievements have not brought him the record or greater rewards?
Now, Mr. Gardian is waiting for the call from Guinness Book, and says that, “I want to get in the Guinness Book, because I know that I have what it takes.” So, let's wish him a good luck, and hope that Guinness Book of World Records recognizes his work and call him soon.