Kicker: Headstander


NICK EICHER, HOST: Some people collect stamps. Some like to hike.

Anne Bruinooge has a more unusual hobby: doing headstands.

For a decade, the 71-year old retired yoga enthusiast has traveled around the country, and she had the goal of doing a headstand in all 50 states.

Why? Bruinooge says, well, why not? It’s fun, if you can do it.

Last week she laid down her mat in Ketchikan, Alaska, did a quick headstand, and in so doing checked off her list her last state.

It’s unclear whether she’ll end up in the Guiness Book of World Records— but Bruinooge says she can’t think of anyone else who’s done it.

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