If you thought world records were reserved solely for profession athletes, you couldn’t be more wrong. As evidenced by the vast catalog that is the Guinness Book of World Records, there are all sorts of basic records out there that can help you secure your place in history. That’s right — you, can finally show the world that you have a purpose in life. Being the kind folks that we are, we’ve compiled a list of 16 current world records that you could easily break. Seriously, these “records” are just begging to be broken. Just remember that each one has specific guidelines that need to be followed for the attempt to be legit. Also, while most of the records are fairly basic, we recommend that you attempt them at your own risk.
#1.Most CDs balanced on one finger
Current official record: 50
Rules: You may not poke your finger through the holes of any of them; finger must be flat against the CD.
Now, if only you could find a good way to put all those jewel cases to use
#2. Most T-shirts put on in one minute
Current record: 31
Rules: Can use any size, short or long-sleeved, and you may enlist a friend to help you pull them down (though they must be put on one at a time).
Not a terrible way to pass the time if you work at Goodwill.
#3. Most Jell-O eaten with chopsticks in one minute
Current record: 3.2 ounces
Rules: Any flavor, and only one hand may be used while the other is held behind the back.
The second-coolest way to get noticed via Jell-O, behind starring in a commercial with Bill Cosby.
#4. Most sticky notes on the face in one minute
Current record: 58
Rules: Must use sticky notes measuring a minimum of 73mm on each side, must be placed there by the individual themself, and must remain attached for a minimum of 10 seconds after the minute is over. May not be attached to the eyelids.
The supply closet exists for a reason.
#5. Fastest time to place 24 cans in a fridge
Current record: 9.76 seconds
Rules: Cans must be intact and unopened, must use a commercially available refrigerator, and it must begin with the door closed. If any cans fall over or any end up broken/dented during the process, the attempt is deemed invalid.
Why is this always such a pain in the ass? No wonder the ingenious fridgemakers invented those super convenient door dispensers.