Cavan man retains Guinness World record for plucking turkeys


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The man who set the Guinness World Record for plucking turkeys, thirty years ago, has retained his title.

Vincent Pilkington plucked a turkey in one minute and 30 seconds on RTE television on November 17, 1980. Despite several attempts by others, no one has improved the Cavan man’s time in the last three decades.

The 60-year-old’s record is still detailed in the 'Guinness World Records 2011'.

Pilkington's record is one of the longest-lasting in the book, which also says that he killed 100 turkeys in seven hours and 32 minutes on December 15, 1978.

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