Your mother probably means the world to you, but can you set a world record in tribute for her?
Just follow the example of Matt Vescovo. He'll go down in an obscure corner of history for November 15, 2011, when he looked at three pictures of his mother without calling her for 11 minutes, 15.37 seconds, establishing the record for "Longest Time To Look At Pictures Of One's Mother Without Calling Her." In order to set this allegedly astounding accomplishment, he was required to stare at multiple mom photos for the duration of the attempt.
Vescovo exhibited an unprecedented example of self-restraint in the eyes of the good people at RecordSetter.com. They're an adjudicating agency that has found a niche in the competitive world record business by allowing people to submit their own wacky world records for consideration.
Sometimes it takes a group effort to earn recognition for honoring mom. On May 11, 2012, Pete Moyer and 72 members of Zion Lutheran Church became the largest group, according to RecordSetter.com, to sing "Happy Mother's Day," a little known and rarely sung holiday ditty.
Ten days earlier, Moyer hit another milestone by getting 40 people to say "I Love My Mom" simultaneously. Take a bow, Moyer, for your motherly marvels.
Then there are mothers who get the glory for their own deeds.
Take Cheryl Altshuler, who on May 25, 2010, took a photo of her son Evan Altshuler and added a mustache on his face in 31.05 seconds, thus setting a world record in the category, "Fastest Time To Take A Photo Of One's Son With An iPhone And Digitally Apply A Mustache To It."
Take a look at some of the other wacky mom-centric feats in our gallery, but remember: Records are made to be broken, but moms are best in one piece.
Fastest Time To Take A Photo Of One's Son With An iPhone And Digitally Apply A Mustache To It
On May 25, 2010, Cheryl Altshuler took a photo of her son Evan Altshuler and added a mustache on his face in 31.05 seconds. She used the ’stachetastic application to achieve the feat.
Fastest Time To Create A Group "Mad Libs" And Have One's Mom Read It Aloud
On December 10, 2011, Tony DeLois took word suggestions from the audience to fill in a game of Mad Libs. His mother then read the resulting story aloud. The whole process took two minutes and 22.55 seconds.
Longest Time To Look At Pictures Of One's Mother Without Calling Her
On November 15, 2011, Matt Vescovo looked at three pictures of his mother without calling her for 11 minutes, 15.37 seconds. In order to set the record, he was required to stare at multiple mom photos for the duration of the attempt.
Most People To Say "I Love My Mom!" At Once
On May 2, 2012, Pete Moyer led 40 members of Hillsboro Presbyterian Church in saying "I love my mom!" They set the record during their annual mother-child banquet in celebration of Mother's Day.
Most Translations Of The Word "Mother" In A Single Tweet
On August 29, 2012, Dr. Krishna N. Sharma translated the word "Mother" into 40 different languages and displayed them in a single tweet.
Largest Group Of People To Say "Happy Mother's Day"
On May 11, 2012, Pete Moyer led 72 members of Zion Lutheran Church in saying "Happy Mother's Day" at once.