12 Easy Guinness World Records That You Should Totally Try to Break

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If you thought world records were reserved solely for profession athletes, you couldn’t be more wrong. 

That’s right — you, an average Joe, can finally show the world that you have a purpose in life. The 7-year-old boy who just broke a Guinness World Record at Bonnaroo is the best example.

Being the kind folks that we are, we’ve compiled a list of 12 current world records that you could easily break. 

1.Fastest Time to Arrange a Chest Set

Chess isn’t the most exciting of games, but when you have a chance of maybe getting into a book of world records with a simple chess set, why not give it a shot? 

The best thing of all is that you don’t even have to be good at chess to attempt this one. The objective here is to arrange the set one piece at a time in the correct order. 

The current record holder, Dalibor Jablanovic of Serbia, did it in 34.20 seconds in 2014. Of course, there are certain rules you have to follow, so do your research before you go for glory.

2.Longest Line Made Up of Shoes

Okay, so lining up a bunch of shoes from heel-to-toe seems pretty easy in theory — that is, if you have access to 10,513 sneakers, and perhaps more importantly, have the space to make it happen. 

In the summer of 2008, National Geographic Kids magazine laid out thousands of shoes across nearly 1.65 miles to claim the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of shoes ever created. 

Now, it may take you a lot longer to actually collect the right amount of shoes than to lay them out, so start hitting up all of your friends now. 

3.Longest Hug

If you’ve got a thing for hugs, then this is the perfect opportunity to take your affection to the next level. 

The current world record for longest hug is 24 hours and 33 minutes. This means you’ll have to find someone who you can stand being next to for more than an entire day. 

You’re allowed to do things like eat and scratch an itch, but only with the help of an on-looker, as your arms have to be continuously locked around your fellow hugger. 

Finding someone to participate should be easy. Just tell them it’s one of the record books. No group hugs allowed.

4.Longest Moon Walk in One Hour

Surprisingly enough, Michael Jackson does not hold the record for the longest moonwalk. 

Instead, the prince of pop was outdone by Croatia’s Krunoslav Budiselic, who moonwalked a distance of 3.54 miles back in 2009. 

To beat this record, first you need to know how to moonwalk, and then you have to be able to average one mile in 17.14 minutes. 

Fortunately, MJ’s discography is vast, so you’ll have plenty of audio inspiration during your backwards journey.

5.Most Eggs Cracked in One Minute With One Hand

Cracking eggs is a form of art. Do it wrong and you’ll be eating eggshells for breakfast, but do it right, and fast, and you can end up in the record books. 

In 2011, American Ross McCurdy cracked 32 eggs to earn the title for the most eggs cracked in one minute with one hand. 

If you ask us, that’s a piece of cake. The goal is to not allow any shell to fall into the bowl, otherwise you’re toast — pun intended.

6.Most Star Jumps in One Minute

It’s been said many times that Americans are lazy. Well, apparently if we were all more like Ashrita Furman, we could help break that stereotype. 

Furman holds the record for the most star jumps in one minute at 61. That’s pretty impressive, right? We suppose so. 

However, if you think about it, a star jump is practically a glorified jumping jack, so there’s nothing to it. What are you waiting for? Start jumping.

7.Most Skateboard Ollies in 30 Seconds

Calling all skaters! Hitting 35 ollies in 30 seconds can be your next claim to fame. 

Youngin’ Sten Carr hit 34 back in 2009, so there’s no reason you can’t up the ante in 2014 with your own ollie clinic. Show them how it’s done, son.

8.Fastest Time to Peel and Eat Three Oranges

American Ashrita Furman holds countless records that aren’t so hard to do, but are impressive nonetheless. 

Take, for example, his attempt to peel and eat three oranges in the fastest time possible. In 2011, he achieved his goal by setting a world-record time of one minute and 9.72 seconds. 

The record still stands today, not because it’s impossible, but probably because no one even knows this record exists. Now that you know, it’s time to show Furman how it’s really done.

9.Longest Matathon Watching Television

The fact that you can become famous for watching television the longest is kind of a joke. 

However, it does take some determination to sit in front of a screen for nearly four straight days. The current record for longest marathon watching television is 87 hours. 

The best way to top that number is to call up a few buddies to so you don’t have to do it alone. 

A little word of advice: don’t just sit there the entire time. Make sure you do some exercises to get the blood flowing so your limbs don’t fall asleep.

10.Fastest Time to Blow Up A Ballon Until It Pops

Generally, you would want to avoid taking a burst balloon to the face. However, when there’s a world record on the line, you better start pumping those lungs! 

The current record time for this feat is 13.62 seconds. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of strategy involved with this one, so if you can do it faster, the title is all yours.

11.Fastest Window Cleaner

If your home or office windows need to be cleaned, why not kill two birds with one stone and break a record while doing it? 

Back in 2009, a U.K. man cleaned three standard office windows in 9.14 seconds with a squeegee. Yes, that’s pretty fast, but let’s not forget that records were made to be broken.

 As long as you have ample water on hand, there’s no limit to the attempts you can make. The worst-case scenario is you have the cleanest windows in the whole neighborhood. 

12.Longest Basketball Shot

Just last year, Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters sank a basket from 109 feet and 9 inches away to break the world record for the longest successful basketball shot, a feat that took him just under an hour to accomplish. 

So what’s our point? Well, any old Joe with a basketball hoop out front can take a stab at this, even you. 

Just remember, you have to be standing on the same surface that the bottom of the hoop is on for it to count, so don’t get any funny ideas.

This might be the only way to help you secure your place in history, so what are you waiting for?!


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