Book World Records

Book world records contain volumes of human achievement, from the high-minded and literary (Ulysses, anyone?) to the pure physical exertion of ripping phone books in half. Books are a versatile record-setting prop, able to be stacked in towers, balanced on heads and, last of all, read.

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147 Records Found

04:31 United States

Longest Book Domino Chain

WilliamJewellCollege

William Jewell College built a domino chain using 2,410 books and successfully made the entire chain topple.

United States

Most Money Put On A RecordSetter Book Of World Records

Clint Poore

Clint Poore put 30 $100 bills on a RecordSetter Book Of World Records. The total dollar amount came to $3,000.00, a new world record.

Slovakia

Most Balloon Bounces On Alternate Sides Of A Table Tennis Paddle In One Minute While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a balloon 170 times in one minute on alternate sides of a table tennis paddle while balancing a book on his head.

00:59 Australia

Most Books Stacked On A Bowling Pin Balanced On Chin

Demythrate

Brendan Kelbie stacked 14 books on a bowling pin balanced on his chin.

England

Tallest Paperback Book Tower

Sally Fitzgerald

Sally F. stacked paperback books in a tower 42 inches in height. She set the record as part of BOC Ltd's charity day to raise funds for brain tumor research.

00:33 United States

Fastest Time To Name All Harry Potter Book Titles In Chronological Order

Matt Brodsky

Matt Brodsky named all of the Harry Potter book titles in chronological order in 4.69 seconds.

Slovakia

Most Cancer-Related Books Balanced On Head

Peter Durdik

Peter Durdik balanced 21 cancer-related books on his head.

United States

Most Books Stacked On One Hand

Jaro Siebens

Jaro S. stacked 60 books on his hand.

Slovakia

Most Balloon Bounces On The Spine Of A Table Tennis Paddle In One Minute While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a balloon on the spine of a table tennis paddle 240 times in one minute while balancing a book on his head.

05:10 United States

Most Burps While Balancing A Book On Head

Darian fulco

Darian F. burped 258 times while balancing a book on her head.

England

Most Harry Potter Characters Named In 45 seconds

Lucy Hands

Lucy H. named 47 characters from the Harry Potter books in 45 seconds.

01:42 Canada

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

Kevin Zuccherato

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

12:22 India

Longest Time Bouncing A Table Tennis Ball On A Paddle While Balancing A Book On Head And Standing On One Foot

Suresh Gaur

Suresh Gaur bounced a table tennis ball on a paddle for 11 minutes, 37.55 seconds while balancing a book on his head and standing on one foot.

02:02 United States

Most Catches Juggling Three Balls While Kneeling On An Exercise Ball And Balancing A Book On Head

Audi Thoele

Audi T. completed 394 catches while juggling three balls and balancing a book on his head.

Slovakia

Most Balloon Bounces On Alternate Sides Of A Table Tennis Paddle While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a balloon on alternate sides of a table tennis paddle 2,432 times while balancing a book on his head.

Slovakia

Most Golf Ball Bounces On A Paperback Book

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a golf ball on a paperback book 1,980 times.

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