Grape Catching Record Holder - Guiness Book of World Records


Welcome to My Site

My name is Paul Tavilla. This site is designed to inform people that I am the true legitimate world record holder for catching grapes at a distance. Grapes thrown by hand and caught in mouth on level ground and high-rise buildings.

Catching grapes outside produce center in Chelsea, MA during truck strike.

Ground Level
1977 Memorial Field, Dedham MA, 251 ft. 4 inches
1979 New England Produce Center, Chelsea, MA, 270 ft. 4 inches 1991 Breeds Hill Field, East Boston, MA, 327 ft. 6 inches

High-Rise Buildings:
1982 Plaza South Towers, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 321 feet, 5 inches
1985 Shawmut Bank Building, Boston, MA, 520 feet, 5 inches
1986 Somatomo Insurance Building Tokyo Japan, 660 feet, 2 inches
1988 The John Hancock Tower, Boston, MA, -788 feet

Grapes Caught in mouth minute:
1999 close range 15 feet grapes. (This record was set live on the Regis and Kathie Lee)

National Television Shows Appeared on:
The Dinah Shore Show, The Tonight Show, with Johnny Carson, Geraldo Rivera, Maury Povich, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Gordon Elliot, Real People, Crooke & Chase.
All above records are recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, London, England

Entertaining the Mexican people at a bull fight in Acapulco, Mexico in the early 1980's.
Grapes were thrown at me from the top of the arena, down to where I was seated.
I was able to catch a few while the Mexican's watched in awe as the grapes landed in my mouth.
It was such a great experience I will never forget.



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