Guinness World Records Day 2016: Get ready for 24 hours of jaw-dropping record attempts

Published 15 November 2016
In November 2004 the Guinness World Records book sold its 100 millionth copy! Guinness World Records Day was created to celebrate this huge achievement - and the incredible accomplishments of the talented people and animals that make up the book.
On Thursday 17 November more than 600,000 people around the world will be attempting to secure their place in the history books.
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Here are three exciting records to look out for on the day:

Shortest married couple

This incredible couple's record will be confirmed by an official adjudicator during their visit to the Guinness World Records headquarters in London. They recently got married (after eight years together) and are spending their honeymoon in the UK.

Highest bungee dunk

No, you didn't misread that - highest bungee dunk!
Thrill seeking, bungee jumping, tea loving Simon Berry from the UK will be attempting to dunk a chocolate hobnob into a mug of tea, while doing a bungee jump from a over 70 metres high.

Most rings placed on a target by a parrot in one minute

Skipper, a talented Blue and Gold Macaw parrot from California is hoping to land himself a place in the Guinness World Records book by breaking the Most rings placed on a target by a parrot in one minute record.
THROWBACK! Do you remember when Otto the Bulldog glided into the record books on Guinness World Records day 2015? After skating through the legs of 30 humans he became a global celebrity overnight!

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