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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00:49 Sri Lanka

Youngest Published Science Fiction Author

Indrajith Prabaswara

Indrajith P. published a science fiction book at the young age of five years old.

01:39 United States

Tallest Book Tower Balanced On Right Hand While Listening To "Clarity" By Zedd

Michalia T

Michalia T. balanced a tower of 23 books on her right hand while listening to Clarity by Zedd.

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.

01:07 The Internet

Most Math Books Stacked In One Minute

Jacob Cah

Jacob C. stacked 44 math books in one minute.

06:56 Canada

Longest Time Balancing 14 World Record Certificates And The RecordSetter Book Of World Records On Top Of A Pole On Chin While Kneeling

Doug McManaman

Doug McManaman balanced 14 world record certificates and the RecordSetter Book of World Records on top of a pole on his chin for 21.00 seconds while kneeling.

01:05 Sri Lanka

Youngest Poet To Recite His Own Published Poem

Indrajith Prabaswara

Indrajith Prabaswara recited his own published poem, The World I See. He is six years old.

00:15 United States

Tallest Hardcover Book Tower

Cadott Community

Members of Cadott Community built a tower of hardcover books 68 inches high.

01:27 England

Most Catches Juggling Two Tennis Balls With One Hand In One Minute While Balancing A Book On Head

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson completed 150 catches juggling two tennis balls with one hand in one minute while balancing a book on his head.

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.

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][]

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.

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.

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