A pet shop worker has set a new world record after stuffing 16 Madagascar hissing cockroaches – each more than 6cm long – into his mouth.

Sean Murphy, of Lansing, Michigan, US, shattered the old Guinness World Records score of 11 to secure the new mark.

He initially thought he’d only be able to fit 12 and admitted the final result was a “big surprise” since he’s never fit that many in before “in one try”.

Murphy’s effort would need to be certified by Guinness for it to be official. He now wants to push for 20 next year.

via Arbroath