October 19, 1980

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1980 Daredevil Steve McPeak rode a 101 foot tall unicycle at the Las Vegas Hilton to set the world record. The unicycle used by McPeak weighed in over 1,400 pounds and he had to pedal it in a circle around the circumference of the crane that lifted him to his seat to set the record. It was subsequently broken in 2004 by Seth Abrahams.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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