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.
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:
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.
October is the month for chugging apple cider, getting pumpkin gunk on your hands while making a jack-o-lantern and scrambling to assemble a last-minute Halloween costume. Little-known fact: it’s also National Pizza Month. Some celebrate simply by eating a slice of supreme with anchovies, but why not aim high and set a pizza-related world record?
Here are some RecordSetter videos for inspiration. Beat one of these or invent your own!
Stride Gum has set the record for the Longest Lasting Streak of Long Lasting Records, by setting 100 records in 100 days. It’s up to you to break them for a chance to claim $500 and your place in history. There are only seven days left for you to submit records, so we thought we’d share our favorites that you can break in the comfort of your own office.
What is Myachi? Founded in 1998, Myachi is the brand name of type of hand sack that is similar to the hacky sack. Watching a good Myachi player is absolutely mesmerizing; with their hands playing constant tricks on your eyes.
We’re honored to have a Myachi super star on our site, Aaron Davis (aka Crazy Ivan) who says his proudest accomplishment is “proving to thousands of people that one can actually play with toys for a living.” Right on, Aaron. We like to play with toys as well…and so do the folks below.
This past week Radio Station K-Rock 89.3 in New Minas, Nova Scotia completed their 3rd Annual World Record Week lead by DJ, Mel Sampson. The results included the breaking of two records that were originally set on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, frozen waffles, cardboard towers, and more. Read on for a glimpse into the life of a Canadian radio DJ; and one of our favorite record setters.
Originally set by Isla Fisher on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Mel showed no fear as her hands became icy from holding 73 frozen waffles. It’s safe to say the office enjoyed this one…those waffles didn’t go to waste.
This was more than just “can I get fries with that.” Mel was able to befriend this friendly drive-thru associate and asked almost 100 questions. The result of which is a pretty hilarious and strange conversation.
School is in session, everyone is back from summer vacation, and the monotony of daily routines threatens to crush your soul. But at least you have friends around. We wanted to make sure you remembered that record setting is not just a lone activity. To prove it to you, we hand selected some of our favorite group world records you can set with your friends at school, in your dorm, or at after work happy hours.
London, Kent is the Bloody Mary capital of the world! Ok, maybe not. But Kristian Foy along with 21 people did get together and drink Bloody Marys on a staircase, setting a (slightly buzzed) world record.
Adam Okrasinski of Brooklyn, New York piggybacked three people at once, a new world record. He stated beforehand that the people needed to stay on his back for at least 10 seconds in order for the record to count. Okrasinski set the record on March 31, 2009 at LVHRD‘s PHTHRD III party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Here at RecordSetter we encourage everyone to get involved in setting world records. We also understand that you are a busy individual. That being said, each week we’re going to bring you three world records you can beat while sitting at your desk; right here, right now. No excuses, play like a champion.
This world record started with one lonely cat drawn on a child’s hand and has blown up to 247, drawn on the hand of college student Alyssa Weissman of Burlington, Vermont. Solidifying her dedication to this record, she drew the cats and checked them off with permanent marker.
Rob Costa of Quincy, Massachusetts displayed patience and endurance while setting up this fun to watch world record; a domino chain of 40 nickels successfully toppling. But don’t worry, you don’t have to display that same patience to watch. Costa was kind enough to submit a time lapse video of the process and success.
Star Trek fans can be found everywhere. They are young and old, male and female, introverted and extroverted. There might even be one sitting next to you right now. In order to celebrate this narrative-detail-obsessed group, it’s time to pay tribute to the Trekkiest world records on our site. If you consider yourself a devotee of all things Kirk and Spock, have a go at beating one of these.
Here at RecordSetter we get tons of super interesting and creative submissions. Each week we’ll be posting a short entry as an ode to the interesting and creative world records we love. Here are the three latest startling examples of human innovation.
Art Hoffman of Louisville, Kentucky created a domino chain in his driveway using 120 Altoids tins, then made the entire chain topple. Lest you think toppling tins would be mundane to watch, check out the slick editing and suspense in this video, complete with “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins as the soundtrack.
Sean Sonic of San Diego, California and radio station Channel 933 invented an all-American summer world record. To celebrate the 4th of July, he put on a hot dog costume and hurled himself down a Slip ‘n Slide seven times while being squirted with ketchup and mustard.