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

00:46 Italy

Most Pages Flipped In 30 Seconds

Carlo marzullo

Carlo M. flipped 50 pages in 30 seconds.

02:29 United States

Most Books Published By A Writer In One Year

James Giammatteo

James Giammatteo published 37 books in a span of one year.

06:48 Canada

Largest Personal Records Book

Darryl Learie

Darryl Learie compiled a book of 638 personal records with 170 pages in length. He created the book on September 10, 1993 and has been updating and adding records to the list ever since. His records were categorized as athletic, academic, spiritual, and circumstantial. See his RecordSetter world records here.

01:58 United States

Longest Handstand While Balancing A Book On Feet

Mallory Armstrong

Mallory A. performed a handstand for one minute, 40.44 seconds while balancing a book on her feet.

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.

00:34 Slovakia

Most Table Tennis Ball Bounces Into A Plastic Cup In 15 Seconds While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a table tennis ball into a plastic cup 16 times in 15 seconds while balancing a book on his head.

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.

07:13 United States

Tallest Book Tower Stacked In A Corner

Louisa

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

01:08 United States

Most Times Saying "Moo" To A Picture Of A Cow In A Book In 30 Seconds

Alexa Dicken

Alexa D. said "moo" to a picture of a cow in a book 174 times in 30 seconds.

00:42 Slovakia

Most Table Tennis Ball Bounces Into A Plastic Cup In 10 Seconds While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a table tennis ball into a plastic cup 14 times in 10 seconds while balancing a book on his head.

05:21 Slovakia

Most Cancer-Related Books Balanced On Head

Peter Durdik

Peter Durdik balanced 21 cancer-related books on his head.

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.

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.

United States

Tallest Juggling Ball Tower Stacked On A Goosebumps Book

Simon Perkins

Simon Perkins stacked three juggling balls on a Goosebumps book.

01:16 Canada

Most Book Titles Named In 10 Seconds

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Evan G. named 27 books in 10 seconds.

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.

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