When one thinks of guinea pigs, one doesn’t generally think of their jumping prowess, but a guinea pig in Rosyth, Fife, Scotland, named Truffles recently took an awesome leap into the record books in front of Guinness-appointed witnesses, his 13-year-old owner Chloe Macari, and her scout troop. Truffles jumped for neither fame nor fortune, but for his favorite snack, cucumber. The jump was measured at 30 centimeters, which was 10 centimeters more than the previous record set in 2009. When Macari learned of the 2009 record, she knew her guinea pig could jump further, and petitioned Guinness officials for a chance to prove it. Truffles now goes into the record book, and Macari earned credit toward a community events scout badge.
The Geyser of Awesome salutes Truffles and his awesome jumping skillz!