Guinness World Records challenge

Do YOU have what it takes to get your name in the next edition of the Guinness World Records book?

We’re pleased to bring you the #GWRchallenge, a record challenge we will be hosting across Instagram, and TikTok. All attempts utilize household materials, or include no materials at all, so anyone can take part and have a go at breaking the record.
What are you waiting for? Check out the guidelines and check the videos for each record, upload your videos and showcase your super skills! We can’t wait to see who will become Officially Amazing!™

Fastest time to sort 500g of Peanut M&Ms

Are you crazy about M&Ms? We are too! The fastest time to sort 500 g of Peanut M&Ms® was achieved by Andre Ortolf (Germany), who sorted 500g of sweets by colour in an incredible 1 min 19.48 sec.
Do you think YOU can do better?

What you will need to have a go at this record:

  • Check out our video
  • 500 g of Peanut M&Ms
  • 6 bowls (one for each M&Ms colour)
  • A stopwatch
Make sure to follow the guidelines in the section below, give it your best shot and upload your video on Instagram (remember to use the #GWRChallenge) or on TikTok.

Most socks put on one foot in 30 seconds

How many socks can YOU wear in 30 seconds?
Make sure to read the guidelines, follow the instruction to upload the video and gather everything that you need for this attempt (spoiler: it's not much).

What you will need to have a go at this record:

  • Check out our video
  • As many socks as you can (no two pairs can be identical: the more colourful, the better)
  • A stopwatch
  • Someone to film
Make sure to follow the guidelines in the section below, give it your best shot and upload your video on Instagram (remember to use the #GWRChallenge) or TikTok. 

Who knows? You might be the next record holder!
Under 16? Apply for this record HERE!

How to get your attempt recognized and verified

The footage of the actual attempt must be one-take, no edits or cuts please 
Be sure to follow ALL rules 
If you are using TikTok, use the ADD YOURS function
If you are using Instagram, tag our account and use #GWRChallenge 
State the number or score you’ve achieved in your caption

Fastest time to sort 500g of Peanut M&M's

  • M&M’s with dragees in a minimum of 6 different colours must be used for the attempt.
  • Suitable evidence should be submitted, clearly showing that the M&M'S used for the attempt are of the Peanut variety. No other M&M varieties are permittable for this attempt.
  • The M&M's used for the attempt must be weighed to 500g (17.64 oz) in the presence of the witnesses. Video evidence and witness statements must support this.
  • The contents of the packages must be placed in a bowl.
  • There must be 6 other empty containers to place the different coloured dragees into. Each separate bowl represents 6 colours. Each of the 6 empty bowls must be labelled with the corresponding colour prior to the attempt.
  • At the end of the attempt, each designated bowl must contain only the correctly coloured M&M's that were labelled prior to the attempt. If one or more M&M's are in the wrongly designated bowl at the end of the attempt, the attempt will be disqualified.

  • The claimant must announce before the attempt which hand they are going to use, this hand must be the only hand used to sort the M&M's throughout the attempt. The change of hands during the attempt is not permitted. If the other hand is used at any point, the attempt will be disqualified.
  • Once the time starts, the claimant may start sorting the M&M’s with the selected hand into the different bowls. 
  • The time stops when the contestant raises his or her hand and says stop. 
  • Video evidence must clearly show the contents of each of the 6 labelled bowls at the end of the attempt. 
  • Slow-motion footage of the attempt must be submitted with the claim. 
  • All efforts must be made to limit food wastage. Following the record attempt, all food must be consumed by humans, it is the responsibility of the individuals participating that the food is hygienically safe and edible throughout the entirety of the attempt. 

Most socks put on one foot in 30 seconds

  • The participant must begin the attempt with one sock already on the foot; but this will not be counted towards the final tally.
  • The participant must put the socks on individually and with no help from other people. 
  • Once the 30 seconds are up, only socks that are completely on the foot may be counted towards the record. Therefore all socks must be pulled up past the ankle joint. This must be clear from the evidence provided. 
  • All socks used must be commercially available as wearable socks (non-standard socks such as Christmas stockings, etc are not acceptable). Proof of this must be submitted as evidence. 
  • Various sizes of socks are allowed to compensate for the increased size of the foot as more socks are added. 
  • Any sock that tears while being put on the foot will be discounted from the final total.
Still confused?
Check out this video!

Make sure to carefully read and follow the guidelines for each attempt.
Remember that your video might be disqualified if it doesn't follow the rules!

Still hungry for more? For these and many other incredible records, grab your copy of Guinness World Records 2024: out now in libraries and online.

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