Call to Greatness
|Call To Greatness|
|Directed by||Austin Reading|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||April 3, 2006- 2006|
Call to Greatness is a reality television series that aired on MTV during 2006, running for a total of five episodes. In the show, a group of five men, known as "Team C2G", travelled around the United States trying to beat world records. This included shot-putting a tuba as far as they could, furthiest distance jumping a hearse over a short bus, eating worms, beating a speed record of an unexpected item (such as the fastest living room space, built on a truck), blowing the biggest bubble gum ever, etc.
The son of a preacher and an artist, Ghost the rockstar of all record breakers was born on February 28 in Indianapolis,Indiana. He later moved to Atlanta,Georgia, when he was a teenager.
The most intense world record that was broken was done by Rainbow Borden.He drove an ATV 200 feet through a tunnel of fire.The two previous attempts at this ultra dangerous record resulted in death.The details of those fatalities are unknown.This record never aired on the actual show because MTV deemed it to deadly for television.It can be viewed on YouTube under "Bow Borden Tunnel of fire"
In Late 2006, Call to Greatness was moved to MTV2. The producers of the show decided not to continue on with the series after the move due to budget restraints.
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