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Video: Joe Ayoob achieves paper airplane throwing immortality

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday

Joe Ayoob is finally known as something other than being the bust that replaced Aaron Rodgers at Cal - he's now a world record holder.

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On Monday, Ayoob threw a paper airplane 226 feet, 10 inches to break the world record by 19 and a half feet. Watch the video, it's impressive and a grade school teacher's worst nightmare.

The measurement still needs to be verified by the Guinness Book of World Records before Ayoob can start making T-Shirts and signing book deals.

The only thing better than the throw itself is the commentary on the video and the pure elation after the thing lands. You'd think Ayoob had just led Cal to an 8-4 season. Oh wait…

This had to be a pretty proud moment for Ayoob (though he didn't really dress for a momentous occasion, did he?), who didn't exactly pan out as the highly touted San Francisco Community College transfer everyone expected him to be. Ayoob started nine games after Nate Longshore suffered an injury. Ayoob was 5-4 in 2005 and threw for 1,707 yards and 15 touchdowns. However, 2006 was less than spectacular. As a backup, he completed 9-of-22 passes for 187 yards and a score. He went undrafted and ended up in the arena league until 2010.

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That must have been when he honed his skills as an expert paper airplane hurler. It's not just about randomly tossing the thing into the air, folks. Ayoob threw the plane at the perfect angle to reach maximum height and maximum speed on its decent. I sound like I know what I'm talking about, right? All those aeronautical engineering classes really paid off.

So, congrats to Ayoob, who is now a hero to fourth graders everywhere.

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