5 Guinness World Records titles to try this Halloween

Published 31 October 2017

Halloween is here! The pumpkins are carved, the fancy dress costumes are lined up and you're ready to go trick-or-treating.

Once you've eaten your fill of sweets, here are a few All Hallows' Eve-themed record challenges you can attempt.

Most pumpkins smashed in one minute

This record proved to be very popular during Halloween 2016, with the record literally being smashed twice during the weekend. 

By the end of the weekend, it was American actress Ayda Field who took the record, smashing 15 pumpkins on the set of British daytime show, Loose Women.

Most pumpkins smashed in one minute

Fastest time to carve one pumpkin

If you'd rather carve your pumpkin instead of smash it, then why not see how quickly you can etch out an image with this record? Make sure you have an adult with you if you want to try this!

The record is an astonishing 16.47 seconds set by Stephen Clarke in New York, USA, on 31 October 2013.

The Fastest time to carve one pumpkin isn't the only record Stephen holds either. 

Fastest time to carve one tonne of pumpkins

With a total of 3 hrs 33 mins 49 secs, he's also the record holder for the Fastest time to carve one tonne of pumpkins, a record he set five years earlier in 2008.

Fastest time to carve one tonne of pumpkins

Loudest scream (individual)

Halloween is all about scaring people - and the best way to find out if you've been successful is whether your victim screams or not.

However your target will have to go some way to beat the record for the Loudest scream (individual).

Loudest scream

School classroom assistant Jill Drake has held the record since October 2000, when she recorded a 129 decibel scream during Halloween festivities held at London's Millennium Dome (now the O2 Arena) in the UK.

Jill has held the record since 17 years ever since she attended a screaming competition.

"This lady was screaming, and it wasn't very good, and I said 'Oh, I could do better than that'. So they said 'Go on then, have a go'. I went up there, screamed, and broke the world record twice!" - Jill Drake. 

Jill can get her scream to such a volume it makes her louder than a lawnmower, city traffic and a chainsaw!  

Most apples bobbed in one minute

Apple bobbing is a popular Halloween party game. 

But how many can you catch with your mouth? One? Two? Five?

Japan's Cherry Yoshitake, aka Mr Cherry, managed to bob a superb 37 in one minute during a Guinness World Records Live! event in Gifu, Japan, in 2015.

Most apples bobbed in one minute

Most people wrapped as mummies in three minutes

Has there ever been a Halloween party without at least one person dressed as a mummy? Probably not.

If you've got plenty of room for your Halloween gathering then why not have a go at this record.

You will need plenty of guests, not to mention an awful lot of toilet paper, to be successful though.

The record stands at 51 which was set by Britmums, a social site aimed at parents, in London, on 19 June 2015.
Most people wrapped as mummies in three minutes

If you're reading this and have enough people coming, you better nip down your local store to stock up on loo roll!

Think you've got what it takes to break any of these records? Visit GuinnessWorldRecords.com to apply.