Guinness World Records Day 2013

November 14 was Guinness World Records Day. It is a day celebrated annually where people around the globe get together to break world records. Some of the records that were set are the largest gathering of people dressed as penguins (United Kingdom), the largest table knife (Sweden), the longest wooden carving (China), the most darts caught by hand in one minute (Germany), the largest collection of pizza boxes (USA), the largest knitted scarf (Norway), and the most swords swallowed simultaneously underwater (Australia). A Japanese man broke his own record that he set last year on the Guinness World Records Day for the fastest 100m running on all fours.

You can watch a video of some of the new records set here.

 

Did you know?

A new world record has recently been set in Canberra, the capital of Australia. The record is for the most lights on a home. A family put up 502,165 lights (breaking the previous record of 331,038) to decorate their house for Christmas. That’s over half a million lights! You can watch a video here.

 

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Sources: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com