Dubai man wins record for fastest beep at green light
DUBAI: A Dubai resident was in tears of joy yesterday after claiming his second Guinness World Record in just three years.
Walid Ali, a 36-year-old Emirati, snatched the record for ‘Quickest Car Horn Beep at a Green Light,’ at approximately 7.42pm last night, honking a mere 0.00002 seconds after the traffic light had changed from red to green at a crossroads on Al Wasl road. Unbeknownst to Ali, Guinness World Record examiners were taking timings at the corner and quickly informed him of the news.
“It was just instinct,” he tearfully told The Pan-Arabia Enquirer, still emotional from the win. “I saw the light and just pressed the horn. It’s what anyone would have done.”
Despite being jubilant at his new accolade, it isn’t the first time Ali has been handed a Guinness World Record. In 2009, he was given the prize for the ‘Most Totally Impractical Motor’ after Guinness officials found that he had been driving around in an eight-wheel 10-litre pick-up truck while carrying just a small bottle of water in the back.