Today marks the twelfth annual Guinness World Records Day, which will see thousands of people across the globe come together for one very special celebration of record breaking.

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.

You can also follow the action on Twitter, using the hashtag #GWRDay.