Video Of The Week - Guinness World Records Day 2011

By

Thursday November 17th, was Guinness World Record Day - As the name indicates it is the day, when hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world attempt to get their name in the prestigious record book, by performing antics that range from amazing to the most bizarre.

This year was no exception. The record breaking attempts ranged from the largest leprechaun gathering in Ireland, to the biggest cream tea party in Essex. In Florida, 221 students from Longleaf Elementary School set the record for the largest hula hoop workout group, while 91-year old Bernice Mary Bates received her overdue fame as the world's oldest yoga teacher.

Then there were the bizarre attempts. In Switzerland, a group of locals tried to set a new record for the most people whistling simultaneously, while inventor Edd China tried to get into the record books for the fastest toilet!

The prize for the most heart stopping attempt has to go to German stuntman Denni Dusesterhoeft who turned into a human torch and ran a distance of 120 meters (4,724ft.) - Enough to earn him the record for 'full body burn'!

Resource:guinnessworldrecord.com

Cite Article
Vocabulary List
simultaneously
Geography
242 Comments
  • sg123
    sg123Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10:01 am
    This is awesome!
    • rhapsody girlWednesday, February 3, 2016 at 9:30 am
      scary i mean what if that was you
      • gobi
        gobiFriday, May 15, 2015 at 10:52 am
        OMG that is awesome
        • 090509Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:41 am
          thats is so cool
          • 090509
            090509Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:36 am
            that is so cool 😝😝😝😝😝😝😝🍩🍩🍧🍪🍭🍯🍰
            • meThursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:03 pm
              that was cool :D
              • mr someoneWednesday, August 27, 2014 at 4:06 pm
                coooooól
                • NicoleWednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4:13 pm
                  wow
                  • Record loverTuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4:07 pm
                    Awesome stunts
                    • lolo12
                      lolo12Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm
                      That has got to be fun and a crazy day for everyone that goes and competes in that . Wow