A New York state man may have set a new Guinness World Record by completing five kendama spikes in under 26 seconds.

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Joseph Causone, 36, of Delmar, attempted the record at the Bethlehem Public Library and was able to use five kendamas - Japanese toys with a ball on a string attached to a wooden stick that has a cup on each side and a spike on top - to get the balls onto the spikes in 25.65 seconds.

Causone said he beat the goal set by Guinness, 50 seconds, but he must now submit evidence to the record-keeping organization and wait for official verification.

"They said they'll take about 12 to 16 weeks and once everything is confirmed, they'll get back to me, saying I have a Guinness World Record," he told Spotlight News. "They'll give you a poster-size certificate that you could hang up."