Literature World Records

12 Records Found

United States

Fastest Time To Recite "To Be Or Not To Be" Soliloquy While Balancing On A Rola Bola On A Picnic Table And Juggling Knives

Chad Lunders

Chad Lunders recited Shakespeare’s "To be, or not to be" soliloquy from Hamlet in 41.21 seconds while balancing on a rola bola[] board on top of a picnic table and juggling knives. The record was set on October 3, 2009 at the Kansas City Juggling Festival[]. tag:RecordSetterBook01

Spain

Longest Palindromic Introduction

Francisco Javier

Francisco Javier wrote a palindromic introduction 54 words long.

01:28 Canada

Fastest Time For Two People To Text The Words "O Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?" Back And Forth To One Another

Christine MaKayla

Christine and Emily sent and received seven text messages in 47.30 seconds quoting William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with the speech “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”

04:14

Fastest Time To Recite "To Be Or Not To Be" Soliloquy While Shaking A Shake Weight

Thomas Anawalt

Thomas Anawalt recited Shakespeare’s "To be, or not to be" soliloquy from Hamletwhile shaking a Shake Weight in three minutes, 28.10 seconds. Anawaltset the record at a World Record Appreciation Society event held at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present as witnesses. [#WRAS18][]

Pakistan

Most Book Written At The Age Of Thirteen

Bariyah Faisal

Bariyah Faisal wrote two unpublished books entitled "Vision" and "Shadows of the Past" at the age of thirteen.

United States

Smallest Horse To Star In A Best-Selling Children's Book

Rachel Wagner

Rachel Wagner and Charlie Cantrell wrote "A Friend for Einstein, the Smallest Stallion". The book is about a stallion named Einstein, who weighs only 50 pounds. Their book made The New York Times Best Seller list.

00:54 United States

Fastest Time To Read Aloud Page 251 From Ulysses In A Prius

Prius Records

This record was set as part of Prius Records, a two-day event streamed live on the Internet. In a 48-hour period, URDB officials adjudicated 200 Prius-related world records. This was the most records ever documented in a 48-hour window, a world record in and of itself. The event took place in Los Angeles, California on March 30th and 31st, 2011. See all the records set at the event here.

00:18 United States

Fastest Recitation Of Act 1, Scene 1 From Macbeth By Three People

Samuel Taylor

Cody Storm, Samuel Taylor, and Jason Epp recited Act 1, Scene 1of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth in 10.08 seconds.

04:06 United States

Longest Poem About Lingerie Recited From Memory

Art Hoffman

Art Hoffman recited a poem about lingerie 550 words long. He recited the work from memory.

Canada

Most Unique Words In A Novel

Gino Levesque

Author Gino Levesque wrote Je Ne Le Repeterai Pas (I Will Not Repeat It), a 14,817-word novel, without using any word more than once. This novel has been adapted to a film and was an entry at the 2010 World Film Festival. Learn more about the author here.

02:16 United States

Largest Group Reading A Poem At A Library At Once

CPH Library

A total of 173 people read a poem at a library at once. The record was part of the Summer Reading Program at CPH Library in Clifton Park, New York.

03:38 United States

Largest Children's Storybook

Nathan Dorrell

Nathan Dorrell created "The Story That Set The World On Fire," a children's storybook measuring six feet tall and 4.45 feet wide. The book is 2.25 inches thick and tells the story of Jesus' birth.

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