Eye-popping world record .

Eye-popping world record .

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A father whose eye-popping act became a YouTube sensation failed to set a new world record – because his eyes came out too far.John Doyle, 30, became an instant online hit when he first started posting videos of his stunt two years ago.One, set to Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, reached 500,000 views within days.He has since been flown everywhere from America to Japan to display his talent on TV.

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eye-popping_1Denied: John Doyle from Rainhill, Liverpool, was refused the title after being measured last night

  eye-popping_2The optometrists visiting him at Vincent Hotel in Southport didn’t bring long-enough equipment

 Eyeballs ‘bulge out too far’ for man to break world record.  When the moment came to officiate his talent last night, the two professional optometrists brought the longest equipment they could – but it was not enough.Only manned with a 12mm-long piece of apparatus, they were forced to deny him the title.It is believed Mr Doyle, from Rainhill in Liverpool, hit 14mm.

 Lamenting the blunder at the city’s Vincent Hotel with his mum Jane, wife Becci, and two-year-old daughter Ruth, Mr Doyle – known as Mr Zoom – said he is determined to keep going:‘I started doing it just for fun, but then people said I could get something out of this.‘I’m disappointed not to have taken the record tonight, but it’s encouraging that it was off the scale. I’ll try again.’

 eye-popping_3The father-of-one is determined to keep trying. He has trained for two years and performed worldwide

 eye-popping_4Mr Zoom: John Doyle lamented his lost title with his mother, wife and two-year-old daughter last night

 Read more: Dailymail

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