Hi there world record fans, welcome to the latest installment in this regular series, looking at the latest happenings on our Challengers website. Challengers is our free and fast online record-breaking platform, where anyone can make a world record attempt at home, and share their video of it with the world, potentially even earning themselves an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate!
Find out more about Challengers, and learn how to use the site HERE.
Now, what's happened on Challengers in the past 4 weeks? Let's take a look...
New records awarded
Almost 50 world records have been awarded on Challengers in the last month, for attempts ranging from the most uncooked rice grains moved using chopsticks to the longest paperclip chain made in 30 seconds. Here are a few of the highlights:
Most backflips in 30 seconds:
Jed Evans showed off his gymnastic talents, completing 22 backflips in just 30 seconds.
Highest score on Bejeweled Blitz:
User "jimboextreme" used lightning reflexes to achieve this record score of 822,950 points.
User of the month
Each month, we'll take a look at one of our record-holding Challengers users, finding out what records they hold, and why they like to break world records on the site.
This time it is music composition college student Frank Sartain, aka "pogoboy", who currently holds videogaming two world records!
Frank says: "I discovered Challengers through the main Guinness World Records site. I enjoy attempting the video game records as I enjoy playing video games for fun, and playing them to attempt a World Record adds a whole new level of excitement to this. In the future, I hope to break more records in the videogame category and perhaps some other records too."
New challenges added
We regularly add new world records to Challengers, to ensure there is always something fresh and exciting for you to make an attempt at - and often this is the result of a user suggestion. Recently-added challenges include:
How many bubble gum bubbles would a bubble gum blower blow? Well, we want to find out, so show us!
Here at Guinness World Records, we like to encourage the eating of a healthy diet. Make sure you get one of your five-a-day by taking part in this challenge.
A true test of both hand-eye coordination and balance, can you beat Silvio's record of 58?