Attempt at a Guinness World Record

Being in the Guinness World Record book is on a majority of Bucket Lists, mine included. But, I never knew what I would do to get there; knit the longest scarf, shove 1000 straws in my mouth or charm a dozen snakes? A visit to the Guinness World Record Museum in San Antonio, Texas would surely help me narrow it down.

Guinness World Records to Try to Break

Could I possibly fit 161 clothes pins to my face to beat Garry Turners record of 160?

 Most clothes pins clipped on a face.

My first thought is that I could easily fill my face with clothes pins, but then I remembered that I have a really small head. Besides, I was fearful that the pins would leave scars. This is not an option.

I ever so briefly contemplated an attempt at eating the most cockroaches (currently, the record is 36).

But, cockroaches truly are the creatures that have nine lives and I didn’t want to take any chances of their survival in my belly. Next.

most cockroaches eaten for Guinness Book of World Records.

Even though I had previously wrapped a snake around my neck, the only way I will be sticking a rattlesnake in my mouth is when it is chopped up in a rattlesnake stew.

There were two Guinness World Records I could never hold, being the heaviest man or the tiniest woman.

I was starting to get discouraged when I spotted a display to build your own house of cards.

The Guinness World Record for the most stories in a house of cards is 131.

My heart jumped, I used to make card houses as a child on a daily basis and I am really good at Jenga, that has to count for something. I spent a frustrating half an hour attempting to break a world record. Turns out that these loaner cards were too slippery, they were not the standard Bicycle brand I am used to and I was being pressured by the five year old standing behind me. Or maybe, I’m just not as good at this as I remember.

Looks like I am going to have to give drinking ketchup at shot instead

What Guinness World Record would you like to beat?

18 thoughts on “Attempt at a Guinness World Record”

  1. Kind of surprised this is in my hometown and I didnt know it but I’m not a fan of gross things so I’ve probably avoided it without realizing!! This isn’t on my Bucket list but I wonder…are there parameters? Could you join a team making the worlds biggest creme brûlée or something??

  2. I'm still hung up on that guy who ate all those cockroaches – I'm sorry – the World Record for that should only be 1.


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