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Fastest Time For A 7-Year-Old To Read "Psalm 23"

00:29 United States

Ian M. read Psalm 23 in 22.26 seconds. He is seven years old.

Longest Time Balancing An Ottoman Top On Head While Holding A Pencil On Upper Lip And Reading A Book

02:40 United States

Chris balanced the top of an ottoman on his head for one minute, 15.92 seconds while holding a pencil on his upper lip and reading a book.

Largest Group Reading A Poem At A Library At Once

02:16 United States

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.

Fastest Time To Read The Introduction Of The RecordSetter Book Of World Records

01:42 Canada

Kevin Z. read the introduction of the RecordSetter Book of World Records in one minute, 16.26 seconds.

Most iBook Pages Flipped In 30 Seconds (Mobile App)

01:37 Australia

Jake G. flipped 48 iBook pages in 30 seconds.

Longest Continuous Reading Of Rage Comics

07:23 Scotland

Stephanie J. read rage comics nonstop for 14 minutes, 22.00 seconds.

Smallest Readable Poetry Book

02:39 United States

Sathar Adhoor wrote a poetry book measuring one centimeter in length and width. The book weighs 300 mg and contains poems translated in 66 different languages.

Largest Audience At A Children's Storybook Reading

49:11 United States

A total of 1,322 people from East Tennessee PBS and Karns Elementary School gathered to attend a children's storybook reading. Read more about the event here.

Most Young Adult Authors Reading At Once

01:31 United States

Led by Josh Berk, a total of 35 young adult authors read Touched by Cyn Balog at once. The record was set during the 2012 YA Festival at the Easton Area Public Library in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Most People Reading "Goodnight Moon" At Once

01:17 United States

As part of the "Dream Big - Read" summer reading program, a total of 17 people from Kasson Public Library read Goodnight Moon at once.

Largest Group Of People Reading "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" At Once

01:44 United States

As part of the "Dream Big - Read" summer reading program, members of Kasson Public Library gathered 15 people to simultaneously read "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.

Fastest Time To Read "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish"

06:03 United States

Abby Thompson read "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss aloud in five minutes, 5.38 seconds.

Fastest Time To Read The Names Of 50 Buildings

00:49 United States

Stephanie Martoccio read the names of 50 buildings in 29.22 seconds. She set the record as part of the College of Lake County Social Action Club's World Record Day fundraiser for the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center in Gurnee, Illinois. #WorldRecordDay2012

Most Eyebrow Raises While Listening To A Recording Of Jeff Daniels Reading The Gettysburg Address

02:52 United States

Harmon Leon raised his eyebrows 217 times while listening to a recording of Jeff Daniels reading the Gettysburg Address.

Most People Simultaneously Reading Aloud In A Bookstore


A total of 33 people from the Book Cellar read aloud simultaneously during a stop on the RecordSetter Book tour.

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