A Florida dentist spends his free time pulling his 2,000-pound car with his teeth. He's hoping to break a world record.

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A Florida dentist spends his free time pulling his 2,000-pound car with his teeth. He's hoping to break a world record.
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  • A dentist in Florida is trying to break a world record by pulling his car with his teeth.
  • Mike Foley created a custom "iron jaw" with leather to accomplish the goal.
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A Florida-based dentist is putting in work outside the office to beat the world record for "fastest 30-meter car pull."

Mike Foley, who works at Friendly Smiles Dental Care in Tampa, posted to his Instagram a video that shows the dentist in action.

Foley told the Tampa Bay Times earlier this year that he can pull his 2,000-pound vehicle for 30 meters but in 30 seconds, which isn't quite fast enough.

According to the Guinness World Records, last November a man in the Syrian Arab Republic was able to pull a car 30 meters in just 18.13 seconds using his pearly whites.

Foley told ABC Action News that he grew up with a fascination for oddities and collecting shark teeth. His interest led him to start making creations like shark dentures, which were acknowledged by Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

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Now, he's having "fun" with his current hobby, which was inspired by the acrobatic circus, where performers hang from a trapeze using a mouthpiece.

"They would bite on this leather bit and they would hang from their teeth and so it was called the 'iron jaw' because you needed a strong jaw obviously to be able to support that," Foley said, according to ABC Action News.

This led him to create his own custom iron jaw made of leather, which he is now using in his attempt to break the record.

"I just like to have fun," he earlier told the Tampa Bay Times, later adding: "I have a lot of work to do. I don't practice a lot. It's just something to do when I have time."

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