The drive for a world record was so strong for one man that he went all Human Torch.

I understand the desire to make your mark. To have a legacy. To be known, if even for fifteen minutes.

But not the willingness to set yourself on fire to achieve this. I guess I just don't want it as badly as Joe Tödtling of Austria, who decided he was going to claim the "world record for longest distance run during a full body burn."

And hey, here's footage!

I feel there might be a more fun, less fully-engulfed-in-flames way of going about this. Like, perhaps, getting the world record for largest pizza box collection. That's fun as hell and you also don't get third degree burns, just the occasional roof-of-the-mouth scorching from hot cheese.