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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141 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.

00:59 Australia

Most Books Stacked On A Bowling Pin Balanced On Chin

Brendan Kelbie

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 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.

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.

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.

England

Most Harry Potter Characters Named In 45 seconds

Lucy Hands

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

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.

England

Most Catches Juggling Three Balls In One Minute While Balancing The RecordSetter Book Of World Records On Head

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson completed 240 catches juggling three balls in one minute while balancing The RecordSetter Book of World Records on his head.

10:47 United States

Longest Time Holding 10 Books In One Hand While Balancing On One Foot

Izzy McCaffrey

Izzy M. held 10 books in one hand for 10 minutes, 1.12 seconds while balancing on one foot.

New Zealand

Most Books Stacked On One Hand

Carl Jarvis

Carl J. stacked 40 books on his hand.

Israel

Most Dictionaries, Thesauruses And Encyclopedias Held At Once

avihuri

Avi H. held 40 dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias at once.

00:43 United States

Fastest Time To Recite The 66 Books Of The Bible In Order

Justin Landers

Justin L. recited the 66 books of The Bible in order in 18.76 seconds.

07:48 Canada

Longest Reverse Six-Finger Plank On Top Of Two Books Featuring The Record Setter

Darryl Learie

Darryl Learie performed a six-finger plank for 2.98 seconds atop two books he published in for same record. He used the RecordSetter Book of World Records and the Ripley's Believe It Or Not 9th Annual Book. Both books listed his name and mentioned his Most Consecutive One-Arm Push-Ups On A Raw Egg record.

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