Farthest eyeball pop

The seventh series of CBBC's Officially Amazing is currently being filmed in a studio in Scotland and at locations around the globe with a whole host of extraordinary people and animals attempting to etch their names into Guinness World Records history.

With six years of jaw-dropping and heart-stopping attempts behind it, the show has proved to be one of the most record-breaking settings yet.

While the Officially Amazing team are hard at work, we're looking back at 10 of our favourite Guinness World Records titles that were achieved on the show.

1. Most mini dominoes toppled

During series two, a title was knocked down that would become one of the most popular records ever. 

Sinners Domino Entertainment toppled a 2,000 mini dominoes spiral for the TV show in Büdingen, Germany, on 12 July 2013. These diminutive dominoes measured just 1 x 0.5 x 0.2 cm (0.4 x 0.2 x 0.07 in) – so setting them up required a lot of concentration and delicacy!

We posted the clip on our YouTube channel and it has accumulated over 10 million views to date.

2. Farthest eyeball pop

Iconic record holder Kim Goodman (USA) appeared on series one of the show (pictured at top of page).

Truly eye-popping in more ways than one, Kim has a record-making ability to push her eyeballs from their sockets.

She popped them out to a distance of 12 mm (0.47 in) in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2 November 2007, improving by 1 mm (0.04 in) on her previous best from 1998.

3. Most nuts crushed by sitting down in 30 seconds

Those who are aware of Mr Cherry (aka Cherry Yoshitake) – who represents Japan in the Officially Competitive studio segment of the show – know that his speciality skill is smashing walnuts with his buttocks.

The most nuts crushed by sitting down in 30 seconds is 48 and was achieved by Cherry on the set of Officially Amazing at Wakamiya Hachimangu shrine, in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, on 15 January 2013.

We recently invited the prolific record breaker to our London headquarters to share some of his talents in a Facebook Live broadcast.

4. Tightest car parallel parking

A tiny 13.1 cm (5.16 in) gap was left by Brit John Moffatt when he parked his old-style Mini Mayfair between two other cars on location with the show in Hereford, UK, on 10 December 2012.

This attempt has been watched over a million times on our YouTube channel.

However, this hotly contest title has been broken many times since and is currently held by his bother Alistair, who left a minuscule 7.5 cm (2.95 inch) space.

5. Most dogs skipping on the same rope

Since the 1950s, Japan's Super Wan Wan Circus has been rescuing and training abandoned dogs. Taught by their handler Uchida Geinousha, 14 prancing pooches jumped their way to the record for most dogs skipping on the same rope on series one of Officially Amazing.

6. Most chainsaw juggling catches on a unicycle

Australia's record-breaking daredevil Chayne Hultgren (aka The Space Cowboy) has appeared on many Guinness World Records TV shows during his career.

The most chainsaw juggling catches on a unicycle is 10 and was achieved on the set of Officially Amazing at the Green Top Circus in Sheffield, UK, on 29 July 2015.

Unicycle juggling catches

7. Fastest 50 m hula hooping

Series six saw hula hooping aficionado Marawa the Amazing take on the fastest 50 m hula hooping.

The Aussie achieved an impressive time of 8.76 seconds in Swindon, UK, on 7 September 2016.

Host Ben Shires with Marawa the Amazing

8. Fastest 30 m on a scooter by a dog

During series three, Norman the Scooter Dog lived up to his name by setting the fastest 30 m on a scooter by a dog in 2013.

He rolled his way into the record books with a lightning-quick time of 20.77 sec.

He rests his front paws on the handlebars and uses one back paw to propel himself forward. Norman, who is owned by Karen Cobb (USA), is a Briard – a type of herding dog known for its keen intelligence and memory.

9. Fastest time to burst 20 balloons (individual)

"USA Ray", aka Raymond Butler (USA), burst into the record books by popping 20 balloons in 3.94 sec on Officially Amazing in July 2014.

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