Guinness World Record Day Takes the Globe by Storm!

Yesterday, thousands of people around the globe spent the entire day attempting to break completely obscure and unbelievable records during the 5th annual Guinness World Record Day – and I missed it! Though I wasn’t fortunate enough to participate in any number of this year’s amazing record shattering events and world-record attempts, let’s take a look at some of those mind-boggling feats.

America has its very own style when compared to the rest of the globe, and this year our record-breaking attempts featured that patented American feel. And the records are …

  • Most people twirling lassos simultaneously – 23 wranglers stole the show, and the records, at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo
  • Largest cheerleading dance – 297 cheerleaders from the Universal Cheerleading Association joined forces to break this artistic record
  • Largest cup of hot chocolate – this steaming beverage measured 11 inches tall by 14 inches wide and held 4 gallons of liquid
  • Largest collection of lipstick prints in 12 hours – Maybelline New York and the USO joined forces to shatter this record with 1,817 pairs of lip prints
  • Most people sport stacking simultaneously – the World Sport Stacking Association excepted to bring 300,000 participants together from 1,406 school for this attempt

Some events are too amazing to not be seen in person (or on TV), so without further ado, let’s look at the records shown live on the CBS Early Show:

  • Most apples chopped in the air using a sword in one minute – this record was attempted by martial arts master Kenneth Lee (there’s no word yet if he succeeded in surpassing his previous record of 23)
  • Most hula hoops hooped simultaneously – Paul “Dizzy Hips” Blair hooped 132 hula hoops
  • Longest dreadlocks – Asha Mandela’s dreadlocks were 19 feet and 6.5 inches long
  • Largest cling film ball – Jake Lonsway’s ball weighed 281 pounds 8 ounces and measured 11 feet 6 inches across

In other parts of the world, Guinness World Record attempts were plentiful as the record-breaking spirit swept across the globe. Here are some kooky record attempts and successes:

  • Largest bikini parade – attempted at the Opera House in Sydney, Australia
  • Most nationalities in a sauna – Finland broke with record with a total of 76 nationalities
  • Furthest distance to pull a double-decker bus with hair – this record was broken in the UK with a distance of 69 feet, 6 inches
  • Fastest time to eat a bowl of pasta (Italy) – this pasta bowl was consumed in 1 minute 30 seconds

This was just a small taste of the dozens of records attempted and broken across the globe during yesterday’s Guinness World Record Day – I hope I help to break one next year!

For more information on the records broken, check out: http://in.sys-con.com/node/1184435

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