The first edition of The Guinness Book of Records was released today (27 August) in 1955 and became a Christmas best-seller that same year.
Inspired to get your name in the book? We’ve got record attempt suggestions for everyone.
IF YOU DON’T FEEL THE COLD...
Longest Time Spent In Direct Full Body Contact With Snow
If you can avoid hypothermia for 46 minutes and eight seconds, you’ll take the record away from China’s Jin Songhao
IF YOUR DOG’S BARKING HAS THE NEIGHBOURS COMPLAINING...
Loudest Dog Bark
The record currently lies with Charlie, a golden retriever, whose bark registered 113.1 decibels at the 2013 Royal Easter Show In Sydney
IF YOU’VE GOT LOTS OF FRIENDS WHO LOVE TO BE PAMPERED…
Most Facial Masks Applied At The Same Time
The current record was broken back in 2013 by 1,213 spa lovers in Taipei.
IF YOU’RE HAPPY TO LET GO OF PERSONAL GROOMING…
Chris Walton currently holds this record with nails measuring more than 3 metres on one hand and more than 2.5 metres on the other.
IF YOU’VE GOT WAY TOO MANY SPOONS IN YOUR HOUSE...
Most Spoons On A Human Body
It’ll take 51 spoons to beat current record holder Etibar Elciyev who magnetised 50 spoons to his body back in 2011.
IF YOU HAVE A DEATH WISH...
Most Chainsaw Juggling Catches
You’ll have to outshine Ian Stewart who reached 94 catches of three chainsaws in 2011. And yes, the motors have to be running.