Not a cold as most might think.You can actually throw a cold. The world record is 14ft 6.2 inches, the record is held by a guy named Beecham and he achieved this exactly 5 years ago on the 14th Feb 1978. The strict rules governing the act of throwing mean many have tried and failed to better this amazing feat. The nose must be blown into a hankie which is then spun round the head and flicked forward (right-handed only). The contents of said hankie are catapulted forward and the throw is recorded from where the rearmost contents land.