It would have been safe to assume that most people would believe that no human being has ever knitted a scarf while running.
Well, most people would be wrong, because people do this. So much so, in fact, that there is a Guinness-recognized world record for longest scarf knitted while running a marathon.
The record, previously held by Susie Hewer of England, was broken this past weekend by a University of Central Missouri professor.
While competing in the Kansas City marathon, David Babcock knitted a scarf that measured more than 12 feet, nearly doubling the previous record of 6 feet, 9 inches.
“I have a very smooth gait,” Babcock told the Kansas City Star afterwards.
That's good news, since, you know, he's running with needles.