A tale I heard
Angelo Poffo, father of former WWF and WCW wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage, on holding the Naval record of consecutive sit-ups, clocking 6,033 in just over four hours back in 1945:
"People ask me: ‘Why did you go to 6,000 and then 33? Why didn’t you go to 6,100?’ I’ll explain it very well… because at the end of 6,000 sit-ups I was so happy that I was still alive – and a lot of people that went after the sit-up record burst their abdominal artery and died – I was so happy that I was still alive, and that I had the record, that I did one sit up for every year of Jesus Christ’s life. Now that’s a religious person!"