Guinness World Records Day 2013 Inspires Hundreds Of Weird Records To Fall

11/14/2013 02:56 pm ET
  • David Moye Pop culture journalist, HuffPost Weird News

If records are made to be broken, than certainly the best day to break them should be Guinness World Records Day.

Now in its ninth year, Guinness World Records Day is a day when folks all over the globe are encouraged to dig deep within themselves and find the inner fortitude to go where no human has gone before.

More than 400,000 people took adavantage of "GWR Day" to push themselves to the limit, including Scott Wiener of Brooklyn, N.Y., who got official confirmation that his collection of 595 pizza boxes from 45 countries is indeed the world's largest.

Take a look at other wacky world records.

  • Fastest 100 Meter-Run On All Fours
    Guinness World Records
    Japan's Kenichi Ito set a world record for "Fastest 100 Meter-Run On All Fours" by completing the run in 16.87 seconds.
  • Most Swords Swallowed While Underwater
    Guinness World Records
    Swallowing even one sword is pretty incredible, but Australian Chayne Hultgren swallowed three at once while underwater.
  • Longest Basketball Shot
    Guinness World Records
    Harlem Globetrotters star Thunder Law threw a basketball 104 feet, 7 inches to break the record for the Longest Basketball Shot
  • Most Consecutive Handsprings by a Male
    Guinness World Records
    Tim Wade, 17, broke the record for the Most Consecutive Handsprings by a Male by doing 46.
  • Most Upright Bottles Walked Across
    Guinness World Records
    Joe Alexander not only set the world record for Most Upright Bottles Walked Across (60), but he also caught 16 darts using one hand in one minute.
  • Largest Gathering Of People Dressed As Penguins
    Guinness World Records
    About 325 British citizens flew into the record books when they all dressed as penguins (which don't actually fly).
  • Most Hula Hoops Spun Simultaneously By A Team
    Guinness World Records
    The record for Most Hula Hoops Spun Simultaneously by a Group -- 264 --was set in the United Kingdom by a team of 10 dancers led by Marawa Wamp at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

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