Do try this at home... In your kitchen

DO TRY THIS AT HOME... In your kitchen

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If you thought the kitchen was only good for making your dinner and washing the dishes, think again: it's also the perfect place to cook up some records! From common utensils to everyday foods, there are record-breaking opportunities in every cupboard and drawer.

Below are a few challenges you can try in your house, 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.

Fastest time to drink a bottle of ketchup

Fastest time to drink a bottle of ketchup

Title holder: TV reporter Benedikt Weber (Germany) - he's a real sucker for the red stuff
Record to beat: 32.37 seconds
Rules: Use a straw & it must be a 396 g glass bottle of sauce
 

Most spoons balanced on the body

Most spoons balanced on the body

Title holder: Dalibor Jablanovic (Sebia) (Former record holder Eitibar Elchiev pictured)
Record to beat: 79 spoons
Rules: No adhesive, must stay on for 5 seconds
 

Most straws stuffed in the mouth

Most straws stuffed in the mouth

Title holder: Simon Elmore (UK)
Record to beat: 400
Rules: Hold them in your mouth without using your hands
 

Largest bubblegum bubble blown

Largest bubblegum bubble blown

Title holder: Chad Fell (USA)
Record to beat: 50.8 cm (20 in)
Rules: You're not allowed to use your hands!
 

Most M&Ms eaten in 1 minute blindfolded using chopsticks

Most M&Ms eaten in 1 minute blindfolded using chopsticks

Title holder: Ashrita Furman (USA)
Record to beat: 20
Rules: You can only pick up one Smartie or M&M at a time
 

Farthest distance to blow a pea

Farthest distance to blow a pea

Title holder: André Ortolf (DEU) - He's a multiple record holder
Record to beat: 7.51 m (24 ft 7.6 in)
Rules: To be completed on a flat surface, using just one breath