Murricah!

July 1, 2013 Posted by Paul Meyer

Hello RecordSetters!

It’s that time of year where we celebrate the founding of our magnificent country (well, most of us, seeing as our CEO, Dan Rollman, is Canadian) with getting together with friends and family, making hotdogs, and blowing things up.

Why not set a world record this 4th of July?

Here are some world records that are more American than apple pie.

Fastest Time To Write The Last Names Of All 44 U.S. Presidents

With the dexterity of John Hancock, Matt Walters, took the cake on this record of jotting out all 44 U.S. Presidents.

If you plan on beating this one, we recommend doing it now before the next election adds a new name to the list.

 

Largest Baseball Pyramid

Who’s on first? Ask Zack Hample. This baseball fanatic is known for studying America’s favorite pastime and having it down to a science that he catches so many balls in the stands of professional games you would think he’s an outfielder.

Longest Time Balancing American Flag On Chin While Listening To “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Balancing-act Doug McManaman may be Canadian but that didn’t stop him from balancing Ol’ Glory on his chin while listening to the late Whitney Houston’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Betsy Ross would be proud, Doug!

Most Basketball Trick Shots Made In Iraq

We wouldn’t be anywhere as a country if it wasn’t for our armed forces defending our freedom. Here,Pvt. G. Christopher ,sets a world record while on duty in Iraq.

RecordSetter is open to anyone and everyone in the entire world. While we may be a bit biased to root “U-S-A!” there is quite a bit of international competition. Check out where your country ranks on the RecordSetter Leaderboard.

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Now what are you doing reading this still?!

Get out there and set some world records!

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Puppy Party!

June 27, 2013 Posted by Ella Morton

You may have thought things would quiet down around here following the excitement of last week’s Andrew W.K. Drumathon and our Friday appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. But no. No way.

DOG MANIA APPROACHES! This Saturday, our yellow jacket will head to Bridgehampton, New York to help Chef Michael’s and many awesome canines set a record for the Largest Dog-Friendly Communal Dining Event. Please join or follow us on Instagram for cute dog photos galore.

To get you into the spirit of things, click one of my all-time favorite dog world records, Most Times Petting A Dog In One Minute While Singing The “Cheers” Theme Song:

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Also, good news for those of a more bookish bent: Jennifer Miller, author of the YA novel The Year of the Gadfly, is on a mission to set a RecordSetter world record for Most Book Club Events in a Month. You can become part of this record by signing up for one of the in-person or online events occurring in July — or organize your own event to receive a free copy of the novel. Visit Jennifer’s Togather.com page for more details.

Puppy power,

Ella

RecordSetter Community Manager

 

RecordSetter on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

June 21, 2013 Posted by Barak Falkovitz

We’ll be setting records with our friend Jimmy Fallon tonight!

Here’s some past records we’ve set in Studio 6A of 30 Rock.

Most Bunnies Snuggled With In A Hammock

Largest Slip ‘n Slide Toilet Paper Pyramid

Most Holiday Songs Sung By A Duet In One Minute

Fastest Time For 15 People To Impersonate Adam Sandler

Most Video Game Consoles Played In One Minute

And be sure to follow @RecordSetter on Vine for a backstage pass!

Tune in to NBC 12:35 ET/11:35 CT

June – National Candy Month

June 1, 2013 Posted by Barak Falkovitz

Hello RecordSetters! May was a big month for all of us at RecordSetter. We recently relocated our headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada! May 17th we set some crazy world records on the Ricki Lake Show. And as always, new records were set that will make your head spin!

June is National Candy Month. Who knew?

To celebrate. here are some of our favorite sugar-filled world records.

Largest Smarties (U.S.) Pyramid

Don’t call them a couple of dumbies. Jacob Allen and Nick Suits put their heads together and assembled a pyramid consisting of 3,795 smarties faster than the Egyptians themselves.

Total calories in this record: 6,325

Longest Time Juggling Three Snickers Candy Bars

Originally set by RecordSetter President Dan Rollman, we have the world record for the longest time Juggling Three Snickers at over two minutes by Brian Pankey. Don’t worry, Brian eats healthy the rest of the time. Have you seen him juggle and eat three apples at the same time?!

Total calories in this record: 888

Tallest Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Tower Stacked On A Water Bottle

You got chocolate on my peanut butter! You got peanut butter on my chocolate! You got both of them stacked vertically on my water bottle? Chris Swed just happened to have 18 Mini Reese’s Cups on hand and a bottle of water to wash it down. Now he’s a world record holder.

Total calories in this record: 792

Most Eminem Songs Named In 15 Seconds While Eating M&M’s

Who isn’t a fan of M&M’s and Eminem? Giulliana Maiorano combined her love of the Mars brand candy and the Detroit-born rapper for this record. She currently holds it at nine.

Records to be set: Fastest Time for a man named Stan to Run 8 Miles, Most Skittles Eaten while Listening to Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Calories in this record: 31

 

Longest Tootsie Roll Midgee

Park Lytle set out to be the world’s best Tootsie Roller. He must have read about this record in our RecordSetter Book of World Records. Now sounds like a perfect time to remind you that we have a collection of some of our best world records in one action-packed book. Go buy it!

Calories in this record: 11

What’s your favorite candy? What records can you set with it?

– Team RecordSetter

RecordSetter + NYC BigApps = Awesome Apps

November 3, 2011 Posted by Alastair Coote

RecordSetter is a New York company and proud of it. That’s why we display the ‘Made in NY‘ badge on every page on the site, and it’s also why we’re very proud to announce that we are an API provider for the 2011 NYC BigApps 3.0 competition.

What is NYC BigApps?

BigApps is a series of competitions run by the City of New York to encourage greater tech involvement in the city. In this round they’re getting developers involved- giving them access to government data and asking them to make some cool apps with it. They’re providing an absolutely massive dataset that goes all the way from subways to filming locations and everything inbetween. Add in partnerships with a ton of NYC-based tech startups like Foursquare, Meetup- oh, and RecordSetter- and you’re in API mashup heaven. Oh- did we mention that the winner gets $10,000 and the chance to demo at the NY Tech Meetup?

How can I use the RecordSetter API?

At RecordSetter we’re all about personal achievement and competition. Maybe your app has a competitive element. Rather than have a high score board, why not have people competing to hold a world record? Let’s make a whole new group of New York record holders. Most NYC landmarks checked in to, perhaps? Most NYC basketball courts slam-dunked? Maybe you could track the longest bike ride in NYC using the bicycle data sets- the possibilities go on and on.

What else do I need to know?

All the important details- prizes, closing dates, etc. are available on the NYC BigApps web site. If you’re using the RecordSetter API, take a look at our developer section to learn more.

Get out there and make some apps!

Top High-Five World Records

October 31, 2011 Posted by Ella Morton

When it comes to celebratory gestures, nothing beats the satisfaction of a perfectly executed high-five. The following world-record holders have taken the two-person palm-slap and thrown on some extra effort and flair, resulting in achievements that will bring your hands together in spontaneous applause.

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Loudest High-Five

Craig Morrison and Sam Stilson of The Record Collection made a high-five that measured 87.1 decibels. The duo experimented with a variety of lubricants, including peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, to see which liquid would result in the loudest slap. Things got messy. Behold:

Most High-Fives In One Minute

The impeccably coiffed Loic Cremer and Bastien Cremer slapped 268 one-handed high-fives in one minute.

Most High-Fives From A Dog In 30 Seconds

Kyle Mills received 15 high-fives from his dog, Baxter, in 30 seconds. The feat was not without some (gentle) coercion.

Longest High-Five

Athletic scamps Ben Jenkins and Kia McNeely ran towards each other for a combined distance of 6.44 kilometers (4.0 miles) before slapping a high-five. They kept their high-fiving hands raised in the air for the duration of the feat.

Longest Sky-Five

Both dressed as Elvis in his declining years, Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young jumped directly at each other from a distance of 13 feet and completed a high five before landing.

 

Think you can beat one of these records? Capture your attempt on video and submit it to RecordSetter!

Feat of the Week: Brian Pankey Balances A Tree On His Chin

October 31, 2011 Posted by David Elmaleh

Brian Pankey‘s chin can balance just about anything.  From shopping carts, to sofas, to queen-size box springs, Pankey has continually proven that he is more than just a pretty face.


It’s even been said that Pankey’s chin is responsible for keeping the C.N. Tower erect.

That’s impressive, Brian, but if you really want to take this record category to the next level, why don’t you try balancing this.

Don’t forget to e-mail your RecordSetter world records to david at recordsetter dot com  for your chance to be featured on RecordSetter.com‘s Feat of the Week!

RecordSetter Book Launch Party at HQ Sets Record for Longest Cock-a-Snook

October 21, 2011 Posted by Emily Miethner

Last night we had a great time celebrating the soon to be release of our first ever book, The RecordSetter Book of World Records, with friends and fellow record setters. Of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without setting a record ourselves.

For more photos, check out the Facebook photo album and tag yourself here.

Check out our full list of book tour dates here.


Feat of the Week: Dog Licks Face Covered in Peanut Butter [As Seen on Tosh.0]

October 19, 2011 Posted by David Elmaleh

Meet Alyjha Williams and his German Shepherd, Toki.

One of Toki’s favourite pastimes is eating peanut butter.  Coincidently, one of Alyjha’s favourite pastimes is smearing jars of peanut butter all over his face.  The two were made for each other.

Oh, and Toki: If you’re up for it, you might want to help this guy out.

Want to know what Daniel Tosh of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 had to say? Watch the video below.

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 (Video may not work outside the US. If that’s you, click here for the direct link.)

And if you at home are up for it, e-mail your RecordSetter world records to david at recordsetter dot com  for your chance to be featured on RecordSetter.com‘s Feat of the Week!

How to Make a Stick Bomb

October 19, 2011 Posted by Ella Morton

If you’ve never seen a stick bomb in action, stop everything you’re doing and watch this video immediately:

Suitably impressed and maybe a little freaked out? Good. Let us begin.

To make your own stick bomb, you’ll first need to learn the weaving technique. (Though there are a few methods, the most common, as seen in the video above, is the cobra weave.) Grab yourself a huge bag of popsicle sticks and warm up your fingers, because Andre, a.k.a. coolvids317 on YouTube, is about to give you a thorough tutorial.

If you’re wondering how best to use the knowledge you’ve just acquired, here’s a suggestion: set a stick bomb world record!