Justin Baxter has achieved a Guinness World Record for playing something he found in the garbage. Specifically, a Cosmic Monsters arcade cabinet he found in a scrapyard in 1990. Baxter has been playing Universal's Space Invaders clone for an hour a day over the last seven years, and has now clocked a score of 145,680, well ahead of the world record set in 1983.

"I always wondered what it would be like to tell people I'm a world record holder and now I can find out," he told SWNS. "I'm not sure how impressed they'll be though." It's an inspiring tale of perseverence, one that teaches a valuable lesson: if you want to be the best at something, pick something nobody else has ever heard of.

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