2nd place in the BubbleGum World Championship. – Danny Machal

That’s right guys and dolls.  The great Danny Machal has earned a seat at the table of the BubbleGum elite.  Second place in the second 2009 quarter of the BWC (bubblegum world championship).  When I recorded that first fluke bubble around the middle of May I posted here and put it in my YouTube channel.  People started to watch it and I discovered the notations feature for YouTube videos.  So, I put my url in there in a whoreish plea to generate website traffic.  It worked.  I figured with all the new media marketing hype floating around, I’d see where I could take it.

I got educated about bubblegum and what it took to blow monsters.  What were the pros using?  How are they able to do it? Can I learn to do it?  Two words will answer all those questions – Dubble Bubble (get some).

I knew about the BWC from my research but I never really thought about entering.  I kept recording bubbles and posting them online as they got bigger and bigger.  It was the BWC commissioner Bobby “boom boom” Bickerson that approached me and said I should give it a shot.  What did I have to lose? Worst case I get last place, but at least DannyMachal.com will be posted somewhere new, which is what I really wanted.

So the results came in and I got second place! How cool is that?  Alright let’s say it together, ready?

“I know the number two ranked bubblegum blower in the WORLD!”

Big thanks to Bobby and the BWC – this is so much fun.

Here is a link to the results.


Below is the video my entry came from.

July 9th, 2009

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  • Katrina

    I feel so privileged to know the second place bubble blower. I can now say one of my best friends is famous. AWESOME!!!

    Is there a place for this in the Guinness World Record Book? I think they should have a page dedicated to your bubble 🙂

  • There is a place in the Guinness Book for bubble gum blowing. The problem is that it is a pain in the ass to coordinate it. So the BWG was made so everyone around the world could compete for the championship title.

    I’m a neophyte compared to the talent of some of these guys. I just got lucky I think. But it is pretty fun, makes you feel like a kid again really.

  • Katrina. He’s not just “the 2nd place bubble blower.” He’s currently the #2 ranked bubble blower in the world. That’s out of untold millions on this planet who blow bubblegum bubbles!

    I officially certify that Danny’s performance in the 2nd Quarter 2009 BUBBLEGUM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP was 100% BOMBlastic! If you check out the http://www.bubblegumheaven.com website
    you’ll also notice that Danny’s bubble was judged to be the 9th biggest bubble ever blown in a (non-GWR) competition!

    I also agree, having created The BWC along with Guinness World Record Holders Susan Montgomery Williams (largest bubblegum bubble blown) and Joyce Samuels (largest bubblegum bubble blown from the nose) with Danny’s assessment of the process of breaking this record. It’s not just that you need to have the talent necessary to be the best. And it’s also not just that you need to make the performance of your life when the chips are down and the pressure to perform is unbelieveably intense, knowing that you may never get the chance again especially if you choke. But it’s also that there are all kinds of hurdles you must get over just to have the opportunity. It’s also possible, depending on the route you take, that it could cost a good amount of money just to make the attempt.

    That’s where the BWC comes in.

    It’s easy to enter and it’s free. If you don’t make your best performance today, you can always try again tomorrow. And if you don’t win, you can come back in three months and try again.

    And hey. Because rules differ from those of Guinness, if you win the contest chances are you’ll be able to tell the world your bubble is bigger than the Guinness World Record for largest bubblegum bubble. It won’t get you in their book (nor should it because it wasn’t blown by their rules), but it will most likely be true, and it will make you the World Champion of bubblegum bubble blowing!

    Anyway, thanks Danny for your entry and your great performance. Who knows. Maybe one day you’ll be headed for #1!

    Bobby “BOOM BOOM” Bickerson

2nd place in the BubbleGum World Championship.