Champion telephone book ripper

An Oregon man has won back his title as the world’s greatest ripper of telephone books. Ed Charon ripped up 39 Portland white page directories in three minutes in front of a 100-strong crowd. The 69-year-old went through the first book like it was only a few pages rather than 1,004. He tossed the two pieces into a box at his feet and grabbed the next book off of a table.