Are you the best at something? Everyone wants to be the “best" at something from time to time. Perhaps the ultimate sign of being the best at something is holding the world record for a specific feat.
Most children love looking through the Guinness Book of World Records. And, if we're honest, so do most adults!
Why not? Who doesn't enjoy reading about world records like the Most Steps Walked Up By a Dog Going Backwards Balancing a Glass Of Water or the Heaviest Weight Lifted By a Tongue?
Can anyone set a world record? If so, how do you go about it? Is there a method to the madness? As it turns out, there is.
Anyone can break or set a world record. No matter how old you are, where you're from, or what language you speak, you, too, can be a Guinness World Record holder.
You don't have to be an Olympic athlete or the next Albert Einstein. Whether you're an expert spoon balancer or a master chainsaw juggler, the Guinness World Records company treats all claims with respect and professionalism.
All you need is a goal and the determination to achieve it. Not everyone who breaks or sets a record will be featured in the Guinness World Records books, television shows, or website, though.
The Guinness World Records database contains more than 30,000 record categories. Only about 3,000 of those are featured on the Guinness World Records website, and only about 4,000 world records are published in the Guinness World Records books each year.
If you want to set or break a world record, you'll need to get in touch with the Guinness World Records people. Be patient, though. They receive more than 50,000 inquiries each year from potential record-breakers!
Before you register and apply, you'll first want to check out the Guinness World Records application checklist. The Guinness World Records company will not accept certain types of records, so be sure to check out its list of dos and don'ts before you take the next step.
If you think you have a potentially record-breaking idea, then contact the Guinness World Records company for more information. Good luck on your endeavor, and let us know if you set or break a world record!