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Eye-popping! Judges can't cope with John Doyle's bulging peepers
10:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
JOHN Doyle has missed out on a world record – after specialist measuring equipment couldn’t cope when he popped out his eyes.
The 30-year-old from Rainhill attempted his record in the Vincent Hotel in Southport attended by two professional optometrists.
But his eyes bulged out so far that they were unable to take an accurate reading.
John first featured in the Star in August when he explained that he discovered his hidden talent while in the pub with his friends. His eye popping exploits became a You Tube hit with almost 700,000 views of his unique rendition of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky.
Recently married to Becci, John, a father of one, said: “The current record is 12mm but they estimated I managed between 13mm and 15mm.”
The internet marketer said that small angled mirrors were used on the side of his head to measure exactly how far his eyes bulged out.
He added: “It was a bit disappointing because there were quite a lot of people there, but we are planning another official attempt, with more precise devices.”
Having already appeared on TV in countries including Japan and the US, he has further offers open to him. But he stressed it’s only a matter of time before the record is his.