US man pushes peanut up Pikes Peak to set new record

04:13 PM | 19 Jul, 2022
US man pushes peanut up Pikes Peak to set new record
Source: City of Manitou Springs Government (Instagram)

Bob Salem, 53, an American citizen, became the first person in the 21st century to push a peanut up Pikes Peak, the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, which took him nearly a week to complete his journey. Bob began the journey on July 9 and reached the top of the American mountain on July 15.

Bob – who bases out of Colorado — used a contraption taped to his nose to push the peanut and created the record. Bob was praised with cheers and letters from the city of Manitou Springs and the mayor. Also, a ceremonial finish was organized the same day to greet the record-breaker.

Commenting on his history-making achievement, Salem stated that “There is no city like Manitou Springs. I am excited to be the one to bring around this bit of history to celebrate Manitou Springs' 150th Celebration. I hope everyone takes the time to visit and indulge in the rich history the Pikes Peak area represents. You won't want to leave.”

With this achievement, Salem became the fourth person in history to push a peanut up the mountain. Before him, Ulysses Baxter completed the push in 1963 only taking eight days to reach the top of Pikes Peak.

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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