Do try this at home... In your backyard

DO TRY THIS AT HOME... In your backyard

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If it's a nice day outside, there's no reason to stay cooped up indoors because there are hundreds of record-worthy activities you can do in your own garden. You can train for records on your trampoline, pogo stick, with a soccer ball and even a frisbee.

Below are a few challenges you can try in your backyard, but there are hundreds more records you can attempt on the "DO TRY THIS AT HOME" pages of the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition.


If you'd like to officially apply for one of these records, click the link underneath to start an application and receive a full set of guidelines, or visit guinnessworldrecords.com.

Most touches of a football with the soles in one minute

Most touches of a football with the soles in one minute

Title holder: Leon Walraven (Netherlands)
Record to beat: male=270, female=136
Rules: Don't let the ball touch the floor!
 

Most football touches in 30 seconds

Most football touches in 30 seconds

Title holder: Leon Walraven (NLD), Laura Biondo (Italy/VEN)
Record to beat: Male=252, female=163
Rules: Keep the ball in the air
 

Most BMX Time Machines in one minute

Most BMX Time Machines in one minute

Title holder: Takahiro Ikeda (Japan)
Record to beat: 83
Rules: Stand on a bike and spin it 360° as many times as possible
 

Fastest 100 m on a space hopper

Fastest 100 m on a space hopper

Title holder: Ashrita Furman (USA) and Ali Spagnola (USA)
Record to beat: Male=30.2 sec, female=38.22 sec
Rules: Bounce as quickly as you can
 

Fastest 100 m egg and spoon race

Fastest 100 m egg and spoon race

Title holder: Olympic hurdler Sally Pearson (Australia)
Record to beat: 16.59 secs
Rules: Don't touch the egg, don't drop the egg
 

Farthest water balloon throw

Farthest water balloon throw

Title holder: Bipin Larkin and Ashrita Furman (both USA)
Record to beat: 38.82 m (127.36 ft)
Rules: Fill up a commercially available balloon, don't let it burst when caught!
 

Most trampoline seat drops in 1 min

Most trampoline seat drops in 1 min

Title holder: Oleksandr Nakonechny (Ukraine)
Record to beat: 49
Rules: Land in a flat sitting position, with the hands placed on the mat beside the hips
 

Fastest 100 metres hula hooping

Fastest 100 metres hula hooping

Title holder: Marawa Ibrahim (Australia). She also holds most hula hoops spun simultaneously!.
Record to beat: 17.87 seconds
Rules: Keep the hoop spinning!