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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01:33 Canada

Most Words From "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets" Read In One Minute

Justus Belanger Mazeral

Justus B. read 213 words from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in one minute.

05:03 Australia

Most Deodorant Can Flips Onto A Book In Five Minutes

Demythrate

Brendan Kelbie flipped a deodorant can onto a book 42 times in five minutes.

United States

Most Goosebumps Books Balanced On One Hand

Simon Perkins

Simon P. balanced 26 Goosebumps books on his hand.

United States

Tallest Juggling Ball Tower Stacked On A Goosebumps Book

Simon Perkins

Simon Perkins stacked three juggling balls on a Goosebumps book.

00:19 England

Longest Free-Verse Homophone Love Poem Published As A One-Poem Book

Theresa Chadenga

Theresa Chadenga wrote a 5,791-word free-verse homophone love poem that she published as a one-poem book.

00:28

Longest Penny Bookmark

Crafterparty Attendees

Attendees of Nick Gray’s Crafterparty collectively assembled a penny bookmark 36 feet and 10 inches in length. The concept, inspired by an Amy Sedaris craft, was developed by Audrey Evans.

03:45 United States

Largest Group Of Children To Read A Children's Book

City of Couer d'Alene

371 children read the children’s book Mudgy and Milie aloud. The record was set as part of a moose-themed event in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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.

01:15 United States

Heaviest Book Shelved On The Top Shelf In A Public Library By A Page Less Than 4'8" Tall

Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Library page Mary Baker shelved a book weighing 9.6 pounds on the top shelf at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library. [#TFML01][]

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.

02:29 India

Most Pages In A Line Script Art Biography

Dr. Venkata Chary Chintapatla. Ph.D

Dr. Venkata Chary Chintapatla made an 80-page Line Script Art[] biography. The style of art, which Chintapatla claims to have invented himself, appears upon first glance to be nothing more than a picture made of random vertical lines. When the artworks are viewed from 45 degrees, however, specific words and letters from various languages become visible. Read more aboutChintapatla’s projecthere.

10:03 India

Most Verses In A Mirror Image Book In Hindi And English

Piyushdadriwala Goel

Piyushdadriwala Goel created 700 verses in a mirror image book, “Shreemadbhagvadgita”.[] The verses are in Hindi and English.

02:46 United States

Longest Time To Balance "The Book Of Extreme Facts" Vertically On Forehead

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankey balanced "The Book of Extereme Facts" vertically on his forehead for 34.71 seconds.

03:10 India

Most Holes In A Needle Book

Piyushdadriwala Goel

Piyushdadriwala Goel created a needle book with 20,000,000,000 holes in it.

01:43 United States

Most Taps Of A Pencil On A Flute Book

Noah Riffe

Noah RIffe tapped a pencil on a flute book 262 times.

00:48 United States

Most Leaves Pressed Inside A Large Book In 30 Seconds In A Prius

Prius Records

This record was set as part of Toyota 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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