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Currently Held Records


No   Category Details Record Date Place Photo
1


  Somersaulting Longest continuous distance 12 miles 390 yards Apr 1986 US 10
2   Pogo stick Jumping Underwater Longest duration 3 hours        40 minutes Jan  1987 Peru  
3



  Hopscotch Most games completed in 24 hours 434 games Mar 1998 Mexico 54
4   Milk Bottle Balancing on Head Longest continuous distance 80.95 miles Apr 1998 US 56
5   Pogostick Jumping Up Steps Fastest time up CN Tower 1899 steps in 57 min  51 sec July 1999 Canada 60
6   Brick Carrying with One Hand (9 pounds) Longest continuous distance 85.05 miles Oct 1999 US 61
7   Somersaulting Fastest mile 19 min    11 sec Nov 2000 US 63
8   Pogostick Jumping Fastest mile 12 min    16 sec Jul 2001 England 67
9   Sack Racing Fastest time for 10 kilometers 1 hour     22 min      2 sec Aug 2001 US 68
10   Underwater rope jumping Most in one hour 900 Aug 2001 US  
11   Skipping (like children without a rope) Fastest time for a marathon (26.2 miles) 5 hours   55 min    13 sec Aug 2003 Canada 81
12   Milk Bottle Balancing on Head Fastest mile 7 min      47 sec Feb 2004 Indonesia 84
13   Spacehopper (Kangaroo Ball) Fastest time for 100 meters 30.2 sec Nov 2004 US 93
14   Stilt Walking Fastest 8 kilometers (4.97 miles) 39 min    56 sec Dec 2004 China 92
15   Hula Hoop Racing Fastest 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) 1 hour     25 min      9 sec Jun 2006 US  
16   Milk Crate Balancing on Chin Most weight balanced 93 pounds     7 ounces Jun 2006 US 119
 17   Pogo Ball Fastest mile 43 min      9 sec Jul 2006 Japan 122
18   Popcorn Sculpture Largest 20 feet    10 inches Aug 2006 US 126
19   Cigar Box Balancing on Chin Most boxes 223 Nov 2006 US 135
20   Top Spinning Longest continuous time 7 hours     1 minute    14 sec Nov 2006 US 137
21   Top Spinning Fastest mile 25 min    13 sec Dec 2006 Turkey 140
22   Forward Rolls Most in one hour 1330 Jan 2007 Bulgaria 141
23   Egg and Spoon Racing Fastest mile/spoon held in mouth 9 min      29 sec May 2007 US 148
24   Sack Racing Fastest mile 16 min    41 sec May 2007 Mongolia 151
25   Underwater Hula Hooping Longest time 2 min      38 sec August 2007 US 150
26   Underwater Pogostick Jumping Longest distance 1680 feet August 2007 US  
27   Glass Balancing on Chin Most 20 oz. glasses 81 August 2007 US 165
28   Pencil World's largest 76 feet  2.75 in August 2007 US  
29   Juggling on a Pogostick Fastest mile 23 min    28 sec Sept 2007 US 117
30   Frog Jumping Fastest 10 meters 8.22 seconds Nov 2007 US 173
31   Orange Nose Push Fastest mile 22 min    41 sec Nov 2007 US 87
32   Tiddlywinks Fastest mile 23 min    22 sec Dec 2007 Dominican Republic 180
33   Stilt Walking  (On Spring Loaded Stilts) Fastest mile 7 min      13 sec March 2008 Germany 197
34   11.5 Foot Hula Hooping Most rotations in one minute 64 April 2008 US  
35   Jumping Rope while Bouncing on a Pogostick Most jumps in one minute 178 May 2008 US 203
36   Pool Cue Balancing on Chin Furthest distance 5472 feet   9 inches July 2008 USA 181
37   Candles on Cake Most candles burning simultaneously 48,523 August 2008 US  
38   Stilt Mile Fastest mile on non-springloaded stilts 12 min    23 sec Sept 2008 US  
39   Rope Skipping on Stilts Most jumps in one minute 145 Nov 2008 US  
40   Kiwifruit Peeling and Eating Fastest time 5.35 seconds Dec 2008 US  
41   Bat Balancing Fastest mile 7 min        5 sec June 2009 US  
42   Pool Cue Balancing Fastest mile 6 min      55 sec July 2009 US  
43   Book Balancing on Head Fastest mile 8 min      27 sec July 2009 US  
44   Pool Cue Balancing on Chin Fastest 10 meters 3.02 seconds

August 2009

US  
45   Pancake Catching Most pancakes caught in one minute 46 Sept 2009 US  
46   Basketball Catches Behind the Neck Most in one minute 27 Oct 2009 US  
47   Stair Climbing with Books on Head Most stairs in one minute 122 Oct 2009 US  
48   Pool Cue Balancing on Finger Longest continuous time 4 hours     7 min Nov 2009 US  
49   Hopscotch Most games in one hour 33 Dec 2009 US  
50   Golf Ball Bouncing on Golf Club Longest duration 1 hour     20 min    42 sec Jan 2010 US  
51   Playing Table Tennis with Egg Longest rally 14 hits Jan 2010 US  
52   Juggling on a Pogo Stick Greatest distance 4 miles    30 feet Jan 2010 Easter Island  
53   Table Tennis Ball Spitting Greatest distance 42.1 feet Jan 2010 Easter Island  
54   Balancing a Pool Cue on Finger Furthest continuous distance 8.95 miles Feb 2010 Puerto Rico  
55   Frog Jumping Fastest 100 meters 7 min      18 sec March 2010 Italy  
56   Sponge Throwing Most in face in one minute 43 April 2010 US  
57   Pie Throwing Most in face in one minute 56 April 2010 US  
58   Standing on Rolling Globe Longest time 43 min    56 sec April 2010 US  
59   Lemon Peeling and Eating Fastest time 8.25  sec May 2010 US  
60   Banana snapping Most in one minute 99 May 2010 US  
61   Balancing Most Eggs on End  Most simultaneously 888 June 2010 US  
62   Apple Bobbing Most in one minute 34 June 2010 US  
63   Golf Ball Bouncing on a Golf Club Furthest continuous distance 1.8 miles July 2010 US  
64   Orange Peeling and Eating Most in 3 minutes 6 July 2010 US  
65   Space Hopper Racing   Fastest mile 13 minutes August 2010 US  
66   See Saw Largest 79 ft  2 in long August 2010 US  
67   Largest Hula Hoop Spinning Minimum of 3 spins 16 feet   6.7 in Sept 2010 US  
68   Coin Blowing Furthest distance with one breath 16 feet 2.76 in Oct 2010 US  
69   Pea Blowing Furthest distance with one breath 22 feet 2.93 in Oct  2010 US  
70   Hopscotch Fastest game 1 min    1.97 sec Nov  2010 US  
71   Heaviest Shoe Walking For a distance of 33 feet (10 meters) 323 lbs. total Nov  2010 England  
72   Malteser Blowing Furthest distance with a straw 46.1 feet Nov 2010 US  
73   Jello Eating with Chopsticks Most in one minute 1 pound    5 ounces Dec 2010 US  
74   Swiss Ball Balancing Longest time to stand on 75cm ball 5 hours     7 min 6 sec Dec 2010 US  
75   Can and String Walking Fastest mile 11 min    55 sec Jan  2011 Canada  
76   Chopstick Snapping Most in one minute 118 Jan  2011 Bali  
77   Chopstick Snapping Most in 30 seconds 60 Jan  2011 Bali  
78   Book Balancing on Head Furthest continuous distance 20 miles Jan  2011 Bali  
79   Skipping (like children) without a rope Fastest 5K (3.1 miles) 30 min Feb  2011 Bali  
80   Baseball Bat Balancing Longest continuous distance 9 miles Feb 2011 Bali  
81   Cucumber Snapping Most in one minute 118 March 2011 US  
82   Marshmallow Bobbing Blindfolded Most in one minute 20 March 2011 US  
83   Vinyl Record Breaking Most broken in 30 seconds 38 March 2011 US  
84   Orange Peeling and Eating Fastest time for 3 oranges 1 min   9.72 sec April 2011 US  
85   T-Shirt Tearing While Wearing Most in one minute 25 June  2011 US  
86   Kiwifruit Peeling and Eating Fastest time for 3 kiwifruits 21.1 seconds June 2011 US  
87   Mountain Climbing on Stilts Greatest vertical height gained 4,018 feet July 2011 US  
88   Mountain Climbing on Stilts Highest peak climbed 9,398 feet August 2011 US  
89   Balancing Object on Chin Tallest object 68.95 feet August 2011 US  
90   Underwater Cycling Longest distance 3.03 kilometers Sept 2011 Portugal  
91   Duct Taping Oneself to Wall Fastest time 2 minutes 12.63 sec Oct 2011 US  
92   Milk Bottle Balancing on Head Fastest half marathon with liter bottle full of milk 2 hrs       33 min 28 sec Nov  2011 US  
93   M&Ms Eating Blindfolded with Chopsticks Most in one minute 20 Dec 2011 US  
94   T-Shirt Tearing Most torn in half in one minute 24 Dec 2011 US  
95   Mashed Potato Eating Most in one minute 1 pound 7.9 ounces Dec 2011 US  
96   Drinking 200 ml. of Mustard Fastest time 20.8 seconds Dec 2011 US  
97   Popcorn Catching Most caught midair while popping in one minute 34 pieces Dec 2011 US  
98   Stilt Running Fastest 400 meters 1 minute  32.78 sec Dec 2011 US  
99   Walking Backwards in 440-lb. Iron Shoes Fastest 10 meters 32.72 seconds Jan 2012 US  
100   Pogo Stick Tapping Most in 30 seconds 62 Feb 2012 Vietnam  
101   Apple Snapping Most in one minute 44 Feb 2012 US  
102   Hula Hoop Racing with Milkbottle Fastest mile balancing milkbottle on head 13 min 37.35 sec March 2012 US  
103   Jumping Rope Underwater Most jumps in one hour 1608 March 2012 Brazil  
104   Boiled Egg Eating Most peeled and eaten in one min 6 March 2012 US  
105   Hula Hooping Fastest mile 11 min 21.06 sec March 2012 US  
106   Popping Party Poppers Most in one minute 64 April 2012 US  
107   Egg Balancing Fastest time to balance one dozen eggs 1 minute 15.72 sec April 2012 US  
108   Marmite Eating Most in one minute 7.6 ounces May 2012 US  
109   Garland Exchanging Most in one minute 37 May 2012 US  
110   Running and Juggling with Swim Fins Fastest 5 K        (3.1 miles) 32 minutes 3.77 sec  May 2012 Czech Republic  
111   Egg Crushing with Big Toes Most in one minute 55 June 2012 US  
112   Bounce Juggling Fastest continuous mile with 3 balls 7 minutes 27 seconds June 2012 US  
113   Balloon Bursting with a Fork Most in one minute 197 July 2012 England  
114   Skipping (like children without a rope) Fastest half marathon 2 hours 27  minutes     1 second July 2012 US  
115   Olive Eating with a Teaspoon Most in one minute 60 July 2012 US  
116   Swim Fin Running Fastest mile 7 minutes  47.25 sec July 2012 US  
117   Water Balloon Throw and Catch Furthest distance 127.36 feet August 2012 US  
118   Grape Catching in Mouth Most in one minute 86 August 2012 US  
119   Tennis Racket World's largest 50 ft 3.07 in long,16 ft 8.6 in wide August 2012 US  
120   Raw Egg Catching Most in one minute 87 Sept 2012 US  
121   Duct taping a Person to a Wall Fastest time 32.85 sec Oct 2012 US  
122   Grape Eating with Teaspoon Most in 3 minutes 190 Oct 2012 US  
123   Raw Egg Catching in Mouth Most in one minute 12 Nov 2012 US  
124   Egg Crushing with Toes Most in 30 seconds 39 Nov 2012 US  
125   Tennis Ball Catching with No Hands Most in one minute 48 Nov 2012 US  
126   Baseballs Held in Baseball Glove Most for 10 seconds 26 Nov 2012 US  
127   Apple Cutting with Samurai Sword Most apples cut midair in one minute 29 Nov 2012 US  
128   Marshmallow Bobbing Blindfolded Fastest time for 6 marshmallows 27.5 seconds Nov 2012 US  
129   Melon Chopping with Sword on Stomach Most in one miniute 48 Nov 2012 US  
130   Passing a Giant Inflatable Ball Most consecutive passes in a minute 1300 Dec 2012 US  
131   Walnut Smashing with Hand Most in one minute 131 Dec 2012 US  
132   Furthest Distance on a Spacehopper Most in 24 hours 5 miles Dec 2012 US  
133   Baked Bean Eating Most with a cocktail stick in 3 minutes 152 Dec 2012 US  
134   Spoon Twisting Most in one minute 14 Jan 2013 US  
135   Tiddlywinks (Team of 2) furthest distance 4.04 miles Feb 2013 US  
136   Balloon Inflating with Nose Most in one hour 380 March 2013 US  
137   Paper Aircraft Catching Most caught in mouth in one min 17 March 2013 US  
138   Running in Fireman's Uniform Fastest mile 7 minutes 58.02 seconds April 2013 US  
139   Balancing an 8-ft Stepladder on Chin Longest duration 4 min    9.22 sec May 2013 US  
140   Catching Ping Pong Balls with Chopsticks Most in one minute 32 May 2013 US  
141   Garlanding (team of two) Most single garland passes in one minute 77 June 2013 US  
142   Throwing Shaving Cream Pies Most in one minute 71 June 2013 US  
143   Malteser Catching in Mouth Most in one minute 76 July 2013 US  
144   Banana Slicing with a Sword on a Slackline Most in one minute 36 August 2013 US  
145   Dribbling a Basketball while on a Pogo Stick Fastest mile 23 minutes 2.91 sec August 2013 US  
146   Slicing Apples on a Pogo Stick Most in one  minute 39 August 2013 US  
147   Incense Stick Largest 31.6 feet long August 2013 US  
148   Lemon Catching Blindfolded Most in one minute 29 Sept 2013 US  
149   Hagoita Hitting Most hits between 2 people in a min 89 Sept 2013 US  
150   Balancing Chainsaw on Chin Longest duration 1 minute  42.47 sec Sept 2013 US  
151   Yardstick Breaking with Head Most in one minute 42 Sept 2013 US  
152   Popping Party Poppers Most in 30 seconds 38 Oct 2013 US  
153   Lawnmower Balancing on Chin Longest duration 5 minutes 1.53 seconds Oct 2013 US  
154   Cucumber Slicing From a Person's Mouth Most in one minute 27 Oct 2013 US  
155   Lemon Catching Blindfolded Most in 30 seconds 15 Oct  2013 US  
156   Balancing Ice Cream Scoops Most scoops balanced on a cone 100 Oct 2013 US  
157   Slicing Potatoes While Hopping on a Shovel Most in one minute 38 Oct 2013 US  
158   Hard Boiled Egg Catching in Mouth Most in one minute 58 Nov 2013 US  
159   CD Flipping and Catching Most in one minute 80 Nov 2013 US  
160   Balancing Electric Lawnmower on Chin Longest duration 3 minutes 1.34 sec Nov 2013 India  
161   Beer Mat Flipping Most in one minute 74 Nov 2013 US  
162   Beer Mat Filpping Most in 30 seconds 40 Nov 2013 US  
163   Running with Spoon and Egg in Mouth Fastest 100 meters 21.94 seconds Nov  2013 US  
164   Inflating Balloons with Nose Most in 3 minutes 28 Dec 2013 US  
165   Mustard Drinking From a Tube Most in 30 seconds 13.55 oz. (384 grams) Dec 2013 US  
166   Dart Catching Most in one minute 20 Dec 2013 US  
167   Underwater Unicycling Longest distance 1.3 miles Dec 2013 Portugal  
168   Inflating Balloons to 8 " Diameter Most in one hour 671 Jan 2014 US  
169   Spitting a Cork Furthest distance 28 feet Jan 2014 Thailand  
170   Balancing on Nose Tallest object 46 feet        9 inches Jan   2014 Thailand  
171   Water Balloon Throwing Most hits of a person in a minute 32 Feb 2014 Thailand  
172   Pogo Stick Jumping Shortest useable pogo stick 18.16 inches Feb 2014 Thailand  
173   Balancing an Object on Nose Longest duration 31 minutes  0.01 sec Feb 2014 Thailand  
174   Opening Drinks Cans Most in 1 minute 66 March 2014 US  
175   Balancing CDs on One Finger Most CDs balanced 50 March 2014 US  
176   Walking with Lawnmower Balanced on Chin Furthest distance 328 feet      2.88 inches  March 2014 US  
177   Crushing Drink Cans While Holding Raw Egg Most in 30 seconds 23 March 2014 US  
178   Walking on Shovels as Stilts Fastest mile 24 min   0.25 sec March 2014 US  
179   Skipping Rope Wearing Swim Fins Most skips in one minute 113 April  2014 US  
180   Poetry Reciting Poem translated and recited in the most languages 203 April 2014 US  
181   Constructing Olympic Relay Torch Largest Replica 19.75 feet high April 2014 US  
182   Chopstick Breaking with Fist Most in one minute 106 April 2014 US  
183   Knife Catching Most caught in one minute 54 May 2014 US  
184   Marshmallow Catching with Chopsticks Most caught in one minute 31 May 2014 US  
185   Skipping Rope in Clogs Most skips in one minute 127 May 2014 US  
186   Running in Swim Fins While Skipping Rope Fastest mile 14 minutes 14.65 seconds May 2014 US  
187   Catching Tennis Balls in Backpack Basket Most in one minute 66 June 2014 US  
188   Champagne Sabering Most bottles in one minute 40 June 2014 US  
189   Walking While Balancing Powered Lawnmower Farthest distance balanced on chin 20 meters (65.61 feet) June 2014 US  
190   Champagne Cork Popping Most in one minute 10 June 2014 US  
191   Blindfolded Cucumber Chopping on Hand Most in one minute 65 June 2014 US  
192   Christmas Cracker Pulling Most in one minute by team of two 52 June 2014 US  
193   Transferring Weight Hand to Hand Heaviest weight  100 times 44 pounds June 2014 US  
194   Walking on Light Bulbs Fastest 10 meters 6.89 seconds June 2014 US  
195   Balloon Bursting by Sitting Most in one minute 58 June 2014 US  
196   Balloon Bursting by Sitting Most in 30 seconds 37 June 2014 US  
197   Blow Torch Extinguishing with Tongue Most in one minute 31 July 2014 US  
198   Chair racing Fastest 100 meters 38.44 seconds July 2014 US  
199   Controlling a Golf Ball Between 2 Golf Clubs Furthest distance 1,382 feet July 2014 US  
200   Catching Spears From a Speargun Above Water Most in one minute 13 July 2014 US  
201   Canned Pea Eating with a Toothpick Most in one minute 222 July 2014 US  
202   Surgical Glove Blowing Up and  Bursting Most burst in one minute 4 July 2014 US  
203   Hitting Targets with a Blowgun Most in one minute 24 July 2014 US  
204   Throwing Chopsticks at a Target Most in one minute 14 July 2014 US  
205   Opening Drink Cans Most in 30 seconds 41 July 2014 US  
206   Most Current Records Held at the same time by an individual  (131) Dec 2011 England