Today marks the eighth annual Guinness World Records Day, which will see over 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.

Any records set on Guinness World Records day are short-listed for inclusion in next year's edition of the book and you too can be part of the global celebration.

Below you'll find our real-time live blog, giving you updates from some of the many record attempts taking place across the world as they happen.

UPDATE: So that wraps up our live coverage of Guinness World Records for another year. For all those who took part in a world record attempt today, successful or not, we salute you.

If you've been inspired to set a world record of your own, head to to find out how you can make attempt to join the history books.

We'll have a full round up of the day's events on tomorrow, but in the meantime, here's a fantastic video round-up of just some of the incredible scenes from today: