records as of 15 May 1995
Anthony Gatto: 12 catches on the "To Be the Best" video. _Guinness_ has him listed for "8 clubs". In practice, he is also throwing 9 (13 throws, _JW_ 40.3,Fa.'88,p.32) and 10 (_JW_ 44.2,Su.'92,p.23). Jian Ping Qian has performed an 8 badminton racket flash with "The Qian Brothers" around '89.
Enrico Rastelli juggled 8 sticks (_Juggler's World_ 38.4, Win. '86-'87, back cover). "He used wooden sticks, evenly balanced with one end designated as the handle."
The Talmud (Jewish scholarly commentary) reports that 1900 years ago Shimon ben Gamaliel juggled 8 torches (_Kaskade_ 30, 6/93, p. 24, By Raphel Harriz.) Craig Steinberger has tracked this down in Tractate Sukkah, page 53a, where it says that the Rabbi would "take eight flaming torches and throw them in the air, and catch one and throw one and they did not touch one another." A little later on it says that "Levi juggled before Rabbi with eight knives."