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

01:04 United States

Most Catches Juggling Two Tennis Balls While Spinning A Basketball On Pencil And Balancing A Book On Head

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankey completed 79 catches juggling two tennis balls while spinning a basketball on a pencil and balancing a book on his head.

01:48 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.

02:37 England

Longest Time Juggling Two Tennis Balls With One Hand While Balancing A Book On Head

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson juggled two tennis balls with one hand for one minute, 59.66 seconds while balancing a book on his head.

00:16 Israel

Most Dictionaries, Thesauruses And Encyclopedias Held At Once

avihuri

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

00:24 United States

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

Bella Roberts

Bella R. recited the 66 books of The Bible in order in 16.18 seconds.

07:13 United States

Tallest Book Tower Stacked In A Corner

Louisa

Louisa and Jameson stacked a tower of 205 books in a corner.

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.

00:46 Italy

Most Pages Flipped In 30 Seconds

Carlo marzullo

Carlo M. flipped 50 pages in 30 seconds.

00:41 United States

Fastest Time To Say First 100 Digits Of Pi While Twisting A Rubik's Cube And Balancing 15 Books On Head

Lauren Moore

Lauren Moore recited the first 100 digits of Pi in 30.12 seconds while twisting a Rubik’s cube and balancing 15 books on her head. tag:RecordSetterBook01

02:02 United States

Most "RecordSetter Book Of World Records" Records Broken

Tai Star

Tai Star broke six records featured in The RecordSetter Book of World Records.

04:11 Canada

Longest Time Balancing A Canadian Budget Book Replica On Chin While Kneeling

Doug McManaman

Doug McManaman balanced a replica of the Canadian Budget Book on top of a pole his chin for two minutes, 1.06 seconds while kneeling.

00:06 United States

Most Books Registered On BookCrossing.com

Andy Hanscom

Andy H. registered 161 books on BookCrossing.com.

00:59 Slovakia

Most Table Tennis Ball Bounces On Two Knives In 30 Seconds While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a table tennis ball alternately on two knives 126 times in 30 seconds while balancing a book on his head.

00:37 United States

Most Steps Taken By A Four-Year-Old While Balancing Three Books On Head

Codie

Codie took 23 steps while balancing three books on her head. She is four years old.

01:45 Australia

Tallest Book Tower Held In Hand While Balanced On A Rola Bola

Peter Craig

Peter Craig held a stack of 53 books at once while on a rola bola.

01:33 Slovakia

Most Table Tennis Ball Bounces On A Paddle In One Minute While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a table tennis ball 350 times in one minute while balancing a book on his head.

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