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Man sets new record for backward bowling with almost-perfect game

Man Sets New Record for Backward Bowling with Almost-Perfect Game

For those of you who find bowling challenging, imagine doing it backward! "Fox & Friends" tells us about a man in Rockford, Illinois who broke the single-game record for backward bowling.

'His name is Andrew Cowen. He just bowled backwards. Yeah he's now in the record books! He scored 280 in a single game, 20 points shy of a perfect game.'

Cowen seems to be so confident with his skills that instead of taking a peek at the pins after the ball hits, he just listens. The sound of pins falling tells him all he needs to know.

Check out more of his moves here:

'He bowled a spare in the second frame and after that, 10 consecutive strikes.'

This almost-flawless game gives Cowen the right to brag. He beat the former record by two points.

'The previous Guinness World Record was 278 points set back in 2006.'

The holder of that record was Jim Cripps, who said he started bowling backward because of a dare.

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BUMP April 01 2014 at 7:35 PM

I bowled my younger bother one day and he bowled the whole game backwards and I bowled forward...final score, him 172 me 64.

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david.konen BUMP April 01 2014 at 10:55 PM

Impressive! He did 2 1/2 times BETTER than you (more or less). But, this can MAKE you wonder.........

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puff13puffpass david.konen April 02 2014 at 5:35 PM

REALLY did you flunk math?????......280 divided by 64 is 4.374. A lot more than 2.5 times more....go back to school

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Richard April 01 2014 at 6:55 PM

Now that is nothing but COOL.

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Velocity105 April 01 2014 at 4:46 PM

What?! HOW does anyone let go of a ball backwards without seeing the pins and not have a gutter ball or into another lane every time? This guy is absurdedly good.

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Lettybits April 01 2014 at 4:44 PM

Bass ackwards!

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hz50 April 01 2014 at 4:22 PM

I can't even get that many pins bowling forward! The guy is good and obviously too much time on his hands. Way to go!

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Shirley hz50 April 01 2014 at 6:07 PM

Thanks I have a lot of time; I'm going to try learning that !

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dws51564 April 01 2014 at 3:31 PM

Okay, I don't want to be that guys wrist in a few years. Ouch

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stevesplayground dws51564 April 01 2014 at 8:23 PM

i dont want to be that guys wrist now!

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jnogrimes April 01 2014 at 8:34 PM

My friends with Wii bowling got really mad at me when I bowled a strike from the bathroom. Evidently, I wasn't taking the game seriously enough.

I'd have gotten away with it, too, except that I timed the flush with the throw.

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Scotty April 01 2014 at 10:07 PM

Imagine how hard that must be and to do it just about perfectly....

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wlh1923 April 01 2014 at 11:10 PM

I guess the only real question is WHY?

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puff13puffpass wlh1923 April 02 2014 at 5:32 PM

The answer is so simple cause HE CAN AND YOU CANNOT

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Franco April 01 2014 at 11:24 PM

I am the best at golfing.....hit two of me bestess balls when I stepped on a rake.

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