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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02:40 United States

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

Chris

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.

02:02 United States

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

Audi T

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

06:26 United States

Farthest Distance Driven While Balancing A Book On Head

Tai Star

Tai Star drove 84.4 miles while balancing a RecordSetter Book of World Records on his head.

02:01 United States

Fastest Time For A Family Of Four To Read "There's A Wocket In My Pocket"

Eli Rollman

Eli Rollman and his family read Dr. Seuss’s "There’s A Wocket In My Pocket" in one minute, 44.89 seconds during a stop on the RecordSetter Book tour.

00:48 India

Fastest Time For A Three-Year-Old To Recite The 66 Books Of The Bible In Order

Snehil Prakruth.N

Snehil Prakruth.N recited the 66 books of The Bible in order in 46.46 seconds. He is three years old.

03:02 United States

Fastest Time For Four People To Each Read The First Four Limericks In "The Hopeful Trout And Other Limericks"

Sam Klarich

Sam Klarich, Abby, Brittani, and Emily each read the first four limericks of John Ciardi’s The Hopeful Trout And Other Limericks[] in a combined two minutes, 18.92 seconds. The four limericks they read were The Elephant Boy, Goodbye Please, The Thingamajig and Keeping Busy Is Better Than Nothing.

00:17 United States

Fastest Time For Two People To Sing "Sto Lat" While Balancing A History Book On Their Heads

Eva

Eva and her friend sang Sto Lat in 4.80 seconds while balancing a history book on their heads.

05:06 England

Fastest Time To Check In A Shopping Cart Full Of Books At A Public Library

DaveyG

Dave G. checked in a shopping cart full of library books in four minutes, 21.17 seconds. He set the record as part of a series of events that are taking place in memory of Rob Brown, to raise mental health awareness and money for the Mind Charity. Learn more here.

00:34 Australia

Fastest Time To Flip 144 Pages Of A Book

Marcus Brims

Marcus B. flipped 144 pages of a book in 0.18 second.

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.

00:44

Fastest Time To Name All Titles In The "The 39 Clues" Series

Jared S.

Jared S. named all of the titles in the “[The 39 Clues][1]” series in 27.53 seconds during a stop on the [RecordSetter book][2] tour. [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The39Clues [2]: http://recordsetter.com/book

00:13 United States

Fastest Time To Name Every Book In The New Testament

Chrissy

Chrissy named every book in the New Testament in 8.68 seconds

06:03 United States

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

Abby Thompson

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

01:11 France

Fastest Time To Read A Page From "The Swiss Family Robinson" Book

K Hodge

K. Hodge read a page from the novel The Swiss Family Robinson in 33.03 seconds.

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.

01:04 United States

Fastest Time To Read The First Word Of 25 Books 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.

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