Yesterday marked the eighth annual Guinness World Records Day, where we saw 420,000 people come together for one very special celebration of the weird, wacky and downright astonishing.The annual event, which commemorates the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world's bestselling copyright book, sees thousands of people all over the world attempt to secure a prestigious world records title during a 24 hour period.

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Our first Guinness World Records day record was the longest duration spinning a basketball on a toothbrush, which is 26.078 seconds and was set by Michael Kopp (Germany) at Fliegende Bauten in Hamburg, Germany.

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Italy joins the party with an attempt at the Largest Chocolate Coin, which measured in at 658kg (1450 lbs), 196cm (6ft 5in) in diameter and 17cm (6.7in) thick.

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In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, 50 students at Meza's Karate America kicked 85,791 times for the Most Full Contact Kicks in One Hour by a Team.

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An incredible 2,639 women in Mumbai, India achieved the Largest Kaikottikali Dance.

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From the professional Xpogo team, 19-year-old Michael Mena added to his list of championship titles by jumping 2.44 meters (8 ft) to beat the Highest Forward Flip Pogo Stick Jump.


A fan favorite record, the most people crammed in a Mini, new model is 28, achieved by Dani Maynard and the David Lloyd Diva's (UK), at Potter's Field, London.

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15-year-old Australian, Lachlan Phelps, championed his country's origins by holding the Longest Note on a Didgeridoo for 65.66 seconds.

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Tone Staubs, known by the Xpogo team as the "Italian Stallion," focused on speed as he jumped 265 times to break his own record of 257 for the Most Pogo Stick Jumps in One Minute.

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The most people flapping simultaneously is 407, achieved by Saint Joseph's University (USA), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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The fastest time to run 100 m on all fours is 17.47 seconds and was set by Kenichi Ito (Japan) at Komazawa Olympic Park Athletic Field, in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan.


Over 420,000 participants from elementary schools across the world competed in for the record of most people sport stacking (multiple venue). We're still reviewing the evidence, but so far, it's looking good!

There's still many more photos of the wonderful GWR Day attempts to come, so stay tuned for more later this week.