If breaking a world record is something you’ve always wanted, but thought you were too young to do... well, think again!

Here at Guinness World Records, we've been busy creating records just for you – ambitious and talented people under the age of 16. 🤩

Keep reading to discover some of the record titles you could apply for, and start practising.

recycling record under 16

Fastest time to sort two bags of recyclable materials (team of two)

Grab a friend or sibling and have fun while helping save our planet! 🌎

Right now, the fastest time achieved for this record is 39.5 seconds, and was accomplished by siblings Sathvika Sree Vivek and Lakshine Vel Vivek from India.

Can you beat their record?

Read here for more information and ask your parent or guardian to apply for you.

pancake record under 16

Most tosses of a pancake in one minute

⚠️ This record is brand new, and no one has achieved the minimum requirement of 15 tosses yet!

Could you be the first official record breaker?

You don’t need to be a chef… just a great pancake tosser. 🥞 Check the details here.

cans pyramid record under 16

Most cans stacked into a pyramid in 30 seconds 

For this record, you need to be fast and dexterous.

Ashwin Sudhan Palani Kumar from India recently broke the record by stacking an impressive 28 cans into a perfectly shaped pyramid, in just half a minute!

Think you can do better? Read more here.

pokemon record under 16

Most Pokémon identified in one minute

Another brand new, unclaimed record up for grabs!

If you know all about Pikachu, Bulbasaur and all their friends, this could be the record for you!

If you think you can rise to the challenge, click here and put your Pokémon knowledge to the test.

Gotta catch ‘em all!

socks record under 16

Most socks put on one foot in 30 seconds

How fast are you at getting ready for school in the morning?!

Let’s find out with this record attempt. 🧦

Take all your socks out of the drawer, set a timer and see how many you can pull onto one foot in half a minute… is it more than 22, Carolena Kruse’s record?

If yes, apply here today!

paper planes record under 16

Most times to hit a target with a paper aircraft in three minutes

Become a pilot for the day and see how many paper planes you can… safely land into a bucket! ✈️

The record to beat is 33, achieved by Ashwin Sudhan Palani Kumar (that’s right – he is a serial record breaker!).

Are you up for the challenge? Read the guidelines and apply here.

sort mms with chopsticks record under 16

Fastest time to sort 30 M&M's using chopsticks

Do you know how to use chopsticks? 🥢

If you’re not used to them, it might take some practice to attempt breaking HyeongJin Cho’s record of 36.26 seconds.

Click here to apply. The best part is, even if you don’t make it, you can always eat the M&Ms!

Check out this video to see some of our recent record breakers in action 👇

Feel inspired?

You can find all of our records for people under 16 here.