10/24/2011 10:19 PM
Guinness World Records Day is less than one month away! Over 50,000 people are already expected to take part in this annual international event, from the world's largest martial arts display in Yongnian County, China, to the largest gathering of leprechauns in Dublin, Ireland.
"You don't have to be a stuntman or daredevil to take part in Guinness World Records Day - anyone with a record-worthy party trick or talent can join in the fun," says Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records. "That's the point of the day - to celebrate the joy of record-breaking and have a go at that record you've always wanted to attempt. And if we help raise a lot of money for charity along the way, so much the better!"
More than 200,000 people participated in last year's GWR Day, with hundreds of records being broken and hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for charity. 1,000 people played the largest tug-o-war tournament in the Netherlands, a 90-year-old man became the oldest wing walker with a flight across the English Channel, and 426 dogs wore wacky costumes in Florida.
Anyone who sets or breaks a record on GWR Day gets special consideration for inclusion in next year's Guinness World Records Book. Visit the website to learn how to apply for a record and join in on the global celebration of amazing feats and talents!
Check out this video from GWR Day 2010!
Source, Photo: Guinness World Records