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Professor Splash breaks shallow diving record

Report by Mark Morris

The man known as Professor Splash features in a new Guinness World Records e-book dedicated entirely to sport... weird sport.

Darren Taylor, 50, dived from a height of 11.20m landing into just 30cm of water to take the record for Highest Shallow Dive.

The dare-devil, from Colorado, essentially belly-flopped into a paddling pool and emerged unscathed.

With just weeks to go until the London Olympics, perhaps athletes like diver Tom Daley can utilise Pro Splash's great achievement for inspiration?

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