They say getting your name into the Guinness Book of World Records is a feeling unlike any other so last weekend I decided to give it a shot. I knew that it wouldn’t be easy but I wasn’t expecting it to be this difficult. I’m just sharing some of the attempts I made at home and if you feel that any of these are doable, just give it a shot.
What I tried first was the most tennis balls held in one hand record. The record is for 18 balls held in one hand for ten seconds. I managed to hold about ten balls for about 20 seconds but couldn’t hold anymore. Next I thought of balancing on one foot record but to do that I’d have to balance for more than 76 hours and 40 minutes. 76 hours? I can’t even sleep for 76 hours let alone stand on one leg. For your information these are only based on the record book I have at home, it could be possible that these records have been beaten many times over and you might have to do a lot better.
If you like jokes, you could try your hand at stand up comedy for getting your name into the record books. One guy from the US holds the record for telling 12,682 jokes in 24 hours-that’s a lot of jokes and I don’t think I’ll be laughing after a couple of hours. I love kids’ games and I thought maybe I could do something in that segment but as it turns out there are a lot more adults with nothing better to do than me! The longest record for pushing an orange with your nose is for a mile! Impossible? Better believe it!
If you thought not breathing for sixty seconds was a feat in itself, then you should know that the Guinness record for holding in your breath the longest is 13 minutes and 42 seconds. If you have nothing else to do this summer, feel free to try them out. If you get close to beating any one of them, do let me know. Cheers!