This episode of Rocketboom…
…points us to The Universal Record Database. I had not heard of such a thing until I watched the above, and now I am intrigued.
I guess the idea is to be much more open than the Guinness World Records, who have quite stringent ideas about what is and isn’t a feat worth recording. They do include such gems as Highest Jump into Water on a Bicycle and Largest Serving of Meatballs, but the people? They wanted more.
The URDB reaches a whole new level of absurdity, so that in reading the records, the only question that springs to mind is: why?
Here are some examples:
- Most M&M’s Eaten in One Minute Using Only Right Hand
- Fastest Time to Run Around a Church (surely it depends which church?)
- Fastest Time for Baby to Crawl 10 Feet Whilst Wearing Fake Moustache
In fact, the list is endless, and you could get lost amongst the weirdness. In the Rocketboom video, Caitlin is excited because these are records she can actually beat. But… why would you bother when you can just make up your own bizarre record and become the title holder for it?