Amazing Records Set to Tumble on Guinness World Records Day

Nov 14, 2013, 01:00 ET from Guinness World Records

LONDON, November 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --






The ninth annual Guinness World Records Day on the 14th of November 2013 is set to unite the globe, as thousands of people come together to celebrate the international day of record-breaking.  Highlights include Japan's attempt at the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Ninjas (Record to beat: 250 participants), Germany's Joe Alexander as he attempts the Most Darts Caught by Hand in One Minute (Record to beat: 12), and Tim Wade's attempt at the Most Consecutive Handsprings (Record to beat: 44) in Texas, USA.  

The UK is well represented with highlights expected to be the Most Hula Hoops Spun Simultaneously by a Group of 10 (record to beat: 200 hula hoops) led by Marawa Wamp at the Shaftesbury Theatre, and the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Penguins (Record to beat: 250 participants) in Canary Wharf, in support of Richard House - the Children's Hospice.

Elsewhere in the world, Hong Kong will host an attempt for the Most People Performing Sign Language (Record to beat: 4,796), Thailand the Most Handstand Push Ups in One Minute (Record to beat: 20) and Australia the Deepest Underwater Sword Swallow (Record to beat: 8 metres).   Norway will present the world's Largest Knitted Scarf (record to beat: 3,463.73 m), France will see the Most Eggs Crushed in with the Toes in One Minute (record to beat: 55), and in Japan Kenichi Ito will attempt to break his own sensational record for the Fastest 100m on All Fours (Record to beat: 17.23 seconds).

Established to commemorate the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world's best-selling copyright book, every year Guinness World Records Day captures the imagination of people young and old, from every side of the world to attempt some truly amazing and awe inspiring feats, from the bonkers to the brilliant nothing encapsulates the snapshot of human endeavours quite like Guinness World Records.

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, said: "If you've ever dreamt of getting your name in the world's most famous record book, this is your chance. Guinness World Records Day brings together likeminded people, whether they're ninjas, hula-hoopers, sword swallowers or penguin fancy-dressers, and it's free and open to absolutely anyone. It's one thing to be amazing, but are you Officially Amazing?"  

About Guinness World Records:

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the universally recognised global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS book has gone on to become one of the biggest-selling copyright titles of all time, selling over 2.7 million copies a year. Since its launch nearly 60 years ago over 130 million copies - including 400,000 e-books - have been sold in 20 languages, in more than 100 countries. The internationally renowned brand is also available across a number of platforms; GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS global television shows are watched by 750 million viewers annually, over 390,000 users subscribe to GWR's two YouTube channels, the global website receives 12 million viewers annually and the brand has 1.25 million fans on Facebook.  In 2013, OFFICIALLY AMAZING became the registered trademark of Guinness World Records Limited.

SOURCE Guinness World Records