For the seventh year in a row, people all over the world gathered to perform ridiculous tasks and insane stunts for the sake of getting their names in the Guinness Book of World Records. Sadly, this is just a reminder to me that another year has come and gone without me setting the world record for making out with the most super models named Kate Upton at the same time, but if someone would hold up her part of the record, I wouldn’t have to keep moping.
Among the incredibly not ridiculous records broken this year included the most people whistling at one time, the world’s largest Zumba class, the planet’s biggest coloring book, and the most people to ever partake in a speed-dating event. That last one happened in China, so I assume that like 10,000,000 babies are due about 9 months from now. But those records were just the tips of the dork icebergs.
(Images via Guinness World Records and the AP.)
A group of men and women set the record for the most people in their underwear gathered in a pair of oversized underwear.
As part of a collaboration with Reebok CrossFit, British artist Joe Hill created the world's largest 3D street art.
Over in Dublin, a group of 262 men and women shattered Jay Leno's previous record for the most "leprechauns" in one gathering.
And this dude set a record for catching arrows while wearing a blindfold. In 2012 news, this guy will set the record for most holes in his hands.
Some kids in Florida set the record for largest group hula hoop. In a few years, they'll also set the record for largest meth lab explosion.