HDNet’s Zane Lamprey Sets New World Record At DIRECTV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl

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When sabering champagne bottles, Lamprey not only breaks the record – he shatters it!

DALLAS (February 14, 2010) – As part of DIRECTV’s annual Celebrity Beach Bowl festivities, Zane Lamprey, the host of HDNet’s “Drinking Made Easy,” set an astonishing new world record by opening 31 champagne bottles with a saber in less than one minute.

The stunt, taped live and in 3D by DIRECTV film crews, took place last Super Bowl® Saturday, February 5th in Dallas, Texas. Lamprey blew by the previous record of 27 bottles.

Champagne sabering is exactly what it sounds like, opening a champagne bottle with a long saber instead of popping the cork. However, it is not as easy as it sounds – conditions have to be absolutely perfect in order to pull off such a feat. Lamprey has sabered champagne on hundreds of occasions, including teaching Conan O’Brien how to saber one on “The Tonight Show.” But, that was just one at a time! Sabering 31 at a time posed a whole new set of challenges.

“Sabering 31 bottles in a minute, took a lot of practice, and a lot of champagne,” said Lamprey. “Champagne isn’t cheap, especially for 31 bottles…do you think it’s OK if I send Mark Cuban the bill?”

Here’s a clip of the record-breaking turn:

Lamprey will attempt to break his own record soon for an upcoming episode of his hit HDNet original program, “Drinking Made Easy.” A new episode airs every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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