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Indian man quits his job to train for selfie record

By Tomas Monzon
Indian man quits his job to train for selfie record
A selfie stick with a mounted cellphone. Photo by wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock

HYDERABAD, India, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Bhanu Prakash, 24, recently quit his full time job as a research assistant at a hospital to become a record-breaking selfie taker.

Prakash said he was inspired by the achievements of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who took 105 selfies in three minutes in May.

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The current world record holder is American football player Patrick Peterson, who managed to take 1,449 selfies in one hour.

Prakash also negates claims that selfies are "just a girl thing."

He further claims his personal record is currently 1,700 but seeks to raise the number to 1,800.

Prakash also says he is keeping up with hand and wrist exercises, essential to being able to hold a phone for so long.

Initiailly apprehensive, Prakash's family now supports his dream. Prakash will formally attempt to break the world record on Sept. 18.

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