Ilker Yilmaz (Turkey) squirted milk from his eye a distance of 279.5 cm (9 ft 2 in) at the Armada Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey on 1 September 2004 and created the record for farthest milk squirting distance from the eye.
Previous record for farthest milk squirting distance from the eye was held by Mike Moraal of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,who had set the record, of 8.745 feet in France in 2001.
Yilmaz said he has known for years that he could squirt liquids out of his eye, but only three years ago found out that there was a record for squirting milk.
“I learned by chance that I had such a talent. When I was swimming with friends, I noticed water squirting out of my eye,” he said. “When I saw (a previous Guinness attempt) on TV, I thought, maybe, I could do that too.”
Mahir Kendusim, an Istanbul-based eye doctor, said a cavity links the lower eyelid to the nasal cavity, but added that he has never heard of anyone who was able to carry out a feat such as Yilmaz’s.
Two years ago, Yilmaz said he broke an earlier record, but Guinness did not recognize it because the witnesses present did not fulfill its guidelines.
So finally at Guinness eventYilmaz sucked in the milk, held back his left eyelid with his finger and squirted away. Yilmaz succeeded on his third attempt. The record attempt was sponsored by Kay Sut, a Turkish milk company.
“I’m happy and proud that I can get Turkey in the record book even if it’s for milk squirting,” said the 28-year-old. He says he is among only a handful of people around the world who can perform the feat because of an anomaly in his tear gland.