That’s right, folks!
Start things off right by punching this year in the face and challenging yourself to Set or Break a Guinness World Record.
Around 50,000 people apply to Guinness World Records per year in the hope their achievement will make it into print. Only around 1,000 actually do make the cut.
Pick something cool and unique.
Make it a single or group activity.
You can do it.
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How to set or break a Guinness World Record
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The Guinness Book of Records was first published on August 27, 1955. Excluding non-copyright works such as the Bible and the Quran, GWR is the world’s all-time best-selling tome, with global sales in some 37 languages exceeding hundred million.
Ashrita Furman Holds the Record for Most Guinness World Records. He currently holds nearly 200 records, including the record for holding the most Guinness world records. His other records include highest mountain peak climbed on stilts, tallest object balanced on chin, fastest kiwi-peeler, highest number of jumping jacks.
What makes a Guinness World Record (according to Guinness):
Each record title must fulfil all of the following criteria. They must be:
- Measurable – Can it be measured objectively? What is the unit of measurement? We do not accept applications based on subjective variables. For example – beauty, kindness, loyalty.
- Breakable – Can the record be broken? Our record titles must be open to being challenged.
- Standardisable – Can the record be repeated by someone else? Is it possible to create a set of parameters and conditions that all challengers can follow?
- Verifiable – Can the claim be proven? Will there be accurate evidence available to prove it occurred?
- Based on one variable – Is the record based on one superlative and measured in one unit of measurement?
- The best in the world – Has anyone else done better? If your record suggestion is new then Guinness World Records will set a challenging minimum requirement for you to beat.
We assess all new record titles against our values of integrity, respect, inclusiveness and passion. As such, we have a number of internal policies that all records must adhere to. For example we do not endorse:
- Unsuitable activities or those which could cause potential harm or danger to spectators.
- Any records that endanger or harm animals.
- Excessive eating. All of our eating records are limited to short time periods and small quantities of food, such as fastest time to eat three cream crackers.
- Food wastage. We require any record relating to food to follow strict policies regarding food consumption and donation.
- Any record involving the consumption of alcohol as part of drinking contests, binge drinking or speed drinking.
- Illegal activities in pursuit of record breaking.
- People under the age of 16 to attempt or hold records which are considered unsuitable for minors.